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Pilot Programs 
We are looking for classes to pilot a new secondary school program (Grades 8 – 12)
Inquiry into Evolution: Uncovering the history of evolution is one of the most complex questions that researchers face. In this program, your students will start to unravel the history of groups of organisms we see today, using an inquiry-based approach to learning. Students have the opportunity to explore the museum collections, asking questions and following their curiosity to help them better understand evolution. At the end of the program, students will have a completed research journal to take their notes back to the classroom. 
Book ‘Inquiry into Evolution’ now for a delivery date before Jan 30, 2016 and your booking will be FREE of charge. Book by calling 604.827.4955 or emailing
Our website is down for maintenance. We've posted our elementary and secondary school booking forms, bookable program descriptions on Pinterest,  our upcoming events on Facebook, and basic information on our temporary website. If you have questions please call 604.827.4955 or email  
To celebrate our 5th birthday and UBC's 100th we've opened our cabinets to reveal 100 treasures from our collection. We asked community members to select an object and explain why it is a treasure. Check out their stories and vote for your favourite at
This online exhibition is a great way to bring your students to the museum without leaving the classroom. Voting can be a fun class project, or a jumping off point for studies into biodiversity.
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. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The unique combination of world-class research, paired with beautiful, compelling exhibits, strives to make the research conducted at UBC more accessible to the public.

Explore the university’s spectacular biological collections, with 20,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing over 500 permanent exhibits. Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. 

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