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Marine Parasites are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, January 7  | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Parasites are everywhere! We often don’t see them, many people don’t like them, but they are a weird, wonderful, and beautiful part of the natural environment. 

Marine parasites, like all marine organisms, are being exposed to a rapidly changing environment, from global warming to ocean acidification, but how will they respond? Join UBC Postdoctoral Fellow Colin MacLeod, to find out!

Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, January 18 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Come by for a night at the museum! On the third Thursday of every month, the museum will stay open late offering activities until 8:30pm. Admission by donation, all ages welcome. Activities include:
  • Raising Big Blue showing
  • Guided Museum Tour at 7 pm
  • Hands-on activities where you can learn more about specimens in the museum and our current exhibitions.

February Way Cool
Sunday, February 4  | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Join us for a talk, led by a biodiversity researcher. Explore way cool topics from ecosystems to microbes – open to all visitors and guests change every month.

Speaker will be announced soon – keep and eye on our calendar for more information.

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. Stay tuned to our website for more information.

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!

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.
Biodiversity Around Town 
First Day Campfire
Monday, January 1 | 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Nest Box Program
Sunday, January 21 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Whooo's Hoot Owl Prowl
Friday, January 26 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Campbell Valley Regional Park
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losed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
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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