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Give the Gift of Membership
Give the gift that keeps on giving all year long - membership to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Enjoy quarterly Sneak-Peek events alternating between family-friendly hands-on experiences like our Plant Pressing Workshop and adult-oriented evening events like our Bugs and Beer Night.
Membership is just $35 for an adult. You can purchase it online, over the phone (604.827.4955), or in person. 

Holiday Hours 
December 24: Closed at Noon
December 25 – 28: Closed
December 29-31: Open
January 1: Closed
January 2: regular hours resume.
We are collecting non-perishable items for the AMS Food Bank. Drop-off your items to the Admissions Desk of the museum. 

Underwater sounds are way cool because...
Sunday, December 6, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.
The sea is a noisy place! Many fish communicate using sounds as well as visible displays. Fishes can use their acoustic environment  to determine their location relative to spawning and feeding grounds, potential predators, competitors, and obstacles. Marine biologist Dr. Abby Schwarz will present an overview of sounds in the sea, using recordings of sounds made by fishes, earthquakes, shipping, killer whales, and more.
Included with museum admission or membership. 

Vote for your favourite Way Cool talk of 2015
December 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. through January 4, 2016 at 11:59 p.m
Vote here. As a thank-you for participating, one name will be randomly drawn from these entries to win a family membership.

Drop-in Sketching Workshop
Saturday, December 19, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
Inspired by our current exhibition on whale art? Experience a unique opportunity to sketch real whale bones alongside the artist of our Whale Dreams exhibition. All ages and abilities welcome.
Included with museum admission or membership.
Daily Programs 

Raising Big Blue Documentary
Daily 10:30am, 1:30pm, & 4:00pm

Story Time 
Weekdays 10:30am & 3:30pm Weekends 3:30pm

Museum Tour
Weekdays 3:00pm Weekends 11:30am & 3:00pm

Puppet Show
Weekends 10:30am 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Recurring Programs

Way Cool Lecture Series
First Sunday of the Month, 1:00pm

Join us for a family-friendly talk from researchers as they advocate for why their organism is Way Cool. 

Tables of Treasure
Seasonally at 1:00 p.m. | February 7,  May 8, July 3, and November 6.

Come talk with nature enthusiasts about their area of expertise.

Walks of Wonder
Seasonally at 10:15am |  February 20, May 21, September 17, and October 15

Explore campus and discover the biodiversity all around us. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

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

Whale Dreams Exhibition 
October 1, 2015 - February 14, 2016

Dive into the underwater world of whales with Colleen McLaughlin Barlow’s breathtaking paintings and extraordinary crystal sculptures of whale bones.

Included with museum admission or membership.

34 Wonders of the World 
May 22, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Explore 34 biodiversity hotspots around the world through stunning images. Presented by Terre Sauvage, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, and the Nature Picture Library. In partnership with the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.
Included with museum admission or membership.
Our website is down for maintenance. We've posted our upcoming events on Facebook, bookable programs on Pinterest, and basic information on our temporary website. If you have questions please call 604.827.4955 or email  
Biodiversity Around Town 
Anecdotal Evidence: Stories about Science
Thursday, November 26, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Railway Club
Wreath Making with Friends of the Garden
Saturday, November 28, 2015 | 9:00 a.m.
UBC Botanical Garden 
VanDusen Festival of Lights 
December 1-31, 2015 
VanDusen Botanical Garden

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

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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