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Nocturnal: Animals in Play
Thursday, November 17 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm, Talks start at 6:00 pm
Join special guests from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the UBC Department of Psychology to learn more about why animals – including humans – play! Light catering and a cash bar will be available starting at 5:00 pm with the talks starting at 6:00 pm under the whale. Admission is by donation after 5:00 pm.

Museum Members: Register now for an exclusive sneak-peek tour of our latest spotlight exhibition featuring editorial cartoons by Grahame Arnould. All museum members will receive one free drink ticket upon arrival at Nocturnal: Animals in Play!

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Online Birding Tools are Way Cool because...
Sunday, November 6 | 1:00 p.m.

Join Nature Vancouver’s Mike Fung and June Ryder to learn how Online Birding Tools are Way Cool! Mike Fung is a birder and a bird photographer who also records his bird sightings in a free, online, worldwide, citizen science database called eBird. He will demonstrate eBird during the lecture. June Ryder is a retired geoscientist. She contributed field data and written reports to the on-line Breeding Bird Atlas of British Columbia, which contains a wealth of information about the birds of our province.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Drop in Family Friendly Hands-on Activities 
Saturday, November 26 | 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Make new forest friends and take part in hands-on activities focused on the challenges and opportunities of living amongst the trees. Meet under the whale!

Included with museum admission or membership.

December Way Cool Lecture
Sunday, December 4 | 1:00 p.m.
Join us for the first Sunday of every month for a lecture on why biodiversity is Way Cool. Keep an eye on our website for more information on the monthly topic and speaker and save the date!

Included with museum admission or membership.

Now open!

Ecosystems In Play: Exploring Biodiversity Through Gaming
September 17, 2016 - September 3, 2017

How can ecologists inspire children to learn about the natural world in a way that is fun and familiar? This exhibition lets you step inside  Phylo - a game that lets you collect, trade, and play with cards based on real-life organisms - and see how life within an ecosystem is connected, and how some environmental events can have damaging effects on life.

Included with museum admission or membership.

100 Years, 100 Treasures
May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2017

After months of speculation, the top ten treasures have been revealed! To mark UBC’s centennial year, 100 Years, 100 Treasures explores the history of the museum collections intertwined with the history of the university. Visitors can hear what the experts have to say about the top specimens in a video installation and share their own favourite treasures in an interactive social media component: #MyBeatyTreasure

Included with museum admission or membership.

Loren Rieseberg appointed director of
UBC Biodiversity Research Centre

We are pleased to share the appointment of Professor Loren Rieseberg to the position as Director of the Biodiversity Research Centre. Loren joined UBC in 2006 as a Professor and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society (UK). He is currently the Canada Research Chair in Plant Evolutionary Genomics.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum echoes the Faculty of Science's gratitude to thank Professor Sally Otto for her outstanding service as Director of the Biodiversity Research Centre for the past eight years. During Sally’s term, UBC’s international reputation in biodiversity has grown tremendously, including the successful NSERC CREATE program (BRITE: Biodiversity Research: Integrative Training and Education), the development of sequencing and bioinformatics capabilities, and her leadership of UBC’s Adapting Biosystems research initiative.
Find the perfect pair in our gift shop! 
Stay warm as the temperature starts to drop this month! With dozens of patterns and sizes, we have everything you need in our gift shop to kick off your holiday shopping or keep your feet warm.
Biodiversity Around Town 
Metro Vancouver Sustainability Community Breakfast
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Friday, November 4 | 7:30 am - 9:00 am
17th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival
Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre
Sunday, November 13 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Botany of Beer
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Wednesday, November 16 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Creative Weaving with Debra Sparrow
Dunbar Community Centre
Monday, November 21 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UBC Botanical Gardens Annual Wreath Sale
UBC Gardens
Tuesday, November 22 - Sunday, December 4
Edmonds Festival of Lights
Edmonds Community Centre
Saturday, November 26 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
The museum is closed on Mondays and statutory holidays. 
New! 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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