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Habitat connectivity is Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, June 4 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Although parks and protected areas are essential for biodiversity, alone they cannot conserve healthy populations of animals that need huge areas to roam. Achieving large landscape conservation requires connecting core habitat areas, creating corridors that let wildlife move freely and thrive. Join Y2Y’s Conservation Scientist Aerin Jacob on a trip across the Yellowstone to Yukon region, exploring how grassroots efforts from scientists and communities can scale up to connect and protect this incredible mountain landscape. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, June 15 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Every month, the museum will stay open late with admission by donation between 5:00-8:30pm, offering family-friendly activities, including:
  • Raising Big Blue showing at 5:30 pm
  • Guided Museum Tour at 7 pm
  • Hands-on activities where you can learn more about specimens in the museum and our current exhibitions.

Drop-in Family Friendly Hands-on Activities
Saturday, June 24 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Find out more about what goes on underground! Through hands-on activities we will learn about the soil and organisms that make up the mysterious world beneath our feet.

Included with museum admission or membership.
Founded in 2012, Hives for Humanity Society brings nature into the heart of the city where residents are living in isolation, disconnected from land, food and community. This talk will cover the why and the how of their work, get into some of the fascinating biology and communication of wild and managed species of bees, and more. We are all connected, and when we acknowledge and honour that connection we can build inclusive, healthy communities together. 

Included with museum admission or membership.
Summer at the Museum! Save the date for some events we are excited to host this summer!
  • July 1 - Canada Day: Museum closed
  • July 20 - Beaty Nocturnal: Weather dependent, there will be some outdoor activities at July's Nocturnal!
  • August 6 - Forest Beaty Box Membership Sneak Peak: Get the first look at our latest outreach kit that will be launched this fall.
  • August 17 - Beaty Nocturnal
And more! Keep an eye on our events calendar.

Ecosystems In Play: Exploring Biodiversity Through Gaming
September 17, 2016 - August 20, 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.

Nature Vancouver Photography Competition 2017
May 7 - November 17, 2017

Every year, Nature Vancouver receives hundreds of entries in its annual members photography competition. Photographs are entered in one or more of five categories: Botany, Birds, Mammals, Entomology and Spiders, and Other Natural History. This exhibition features the first, second, and third place winners in each category as well as the best in show for 2017. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
Summer Farmer's Markets  
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays
Starting in June
UBC Farm

Gardening in Small Spaces Workshop
Saturday, June 17 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UBC Farm

Sunday, June 18 | 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum table between 27th and 28th Ave!

Nature Walk: Ravine Trail
Saturday, June 24 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Campbell Valley Regional Park

Wednesday, June 28 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kanaka Creek Regional Park

Friday, June 30 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

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Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, c
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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