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Nocturnal Science Slam
Thursday, February 15  | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
As part of this year's FestEVOLVE, we're excited to be hosting our first Science Slam for February's Nocturnal! A Science Slam is a fun and accessible community event that connects scientists with adult audiences. Science Slams promote good science communication and engage the public in local science. Check out the Science Slam YouTube page for examples from past Slams.

Applications are now open! Email with any additional questions. We will see you there!

Lionfish are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, February 4  | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Doctoral researcher Nicola Smith will take you to coral reefs, mangrove creeks, estuaries, and shipwrecks across three oceans, and explain why lionfish are such effective predators in their new Atlantic habitats, and how her research is helping to limit their growth, spread, and impact to protect native fishes.
Included with museum admission or membership.

FestEVOLVE 2018
February 10 - 18
Our annual celebration of evolution and Charles Darwin's Birthday (February 12) returns! Join us for special daily evolution-themed programming all week. Check out our website for more information.

Seed-Dispersing Animals are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, March 4  | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Seed dispersal by animals occurs almost everywhere, but this mutualism between plants and animals is most striking in tropical rainforests. Join Ellen Andresen, a visiting professor from Mexico on sabbatical at UBC, to find out why plants need to disperse their seeds to succeed, and how animals help them achieve this goal.
Included with museum admission or membership.
Early Bird Registration Now Open for
International Ornithological Congress

Monday, August 20 - Sunday August 26
Vancouver, BC
For more than 100 years, the quadrennial International Ornithological Congress has provided the platform where ornithologists from all over the world meet to share up-to-date research and conservation accomplishments and concerns. 

Closing soon
Life In Colour

September 16, 2017 - February 18, 2018
Colour your way through nature on a giant mural that showcases ecosystems from BC and around the world. Presented by Hemlock Printers, artist Angela Gooliaff explores keystone species in both the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, employing feminine symbology of peace and wisdom, and story through a giant interactive colouring book mural. 
Included with museum admission or membership.
START: Pollinators
December 3, 2017 - May 6, 2018
Science to Art (START) is a travelling museum project that inspires elementary and secondary students to design and create exhibits through intergenerational collaboration with art mentors. Engage with the artwork of over 300 elementary and secondary students as they explore the importance and curious nature of pollinators. Participants created museum exhibits to share their research into local environmental issues and promote positive change in their communities.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Coming soon!
Dinosaur Trackways

The latest addition to our permanent collection will soon be open to the public! Visit our website for more information over the next few weeks including special events from the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre.
Included with museum admission or membership.
Biodiversity Around Town 
Collider Cafe: Art. Science. Fusion.
Wednesday, January 31 | 8:00 - 9:30 pm 
Café Deux Soliels 

Monday, February 12 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Friday, February 16 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Deas Island Regional Park

Friday, February 23 | 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Mahony and Sons Stamps Landing

Tuesday, February 27 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm 
UBC Farm
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The museum is open late on the third Thursday of every month with admission by donation.

A Beaty Biodiversity Museum membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. 

About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum strives to inspire an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education, and outreach.
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