Nature Club, New Species, Penguins, Museum Contributers and more!
Nature Club, New Species, Penguins, Museum Contributers and more!
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We are taking all protective measures determined by the public health authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Our team is taking all steps to ensure the safest conditions for our visitors, staff, and volunteers.
Museum visitor numbers are now limited. Advanced, timed tickets are available online at Walk-in visitors are accepted when space allows. All visitors are encouraged to book an admission ticket with a specific entry time. 
As part of UBC’s commitment to the health and safety of our community, and the responsibility we all share in preventing the potential for COVID-19, students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to follow UBC’s COVID-19 Campus Rules when on campus. These rules include the requirement to wear non-medical masks in common indoor spaces. Read all procedures for a safe visit here
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021, for the Good Friday stat holiday. Regular hours on Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4, 2021.
The Museum will be closed for maintenance from Friday, April 16, 2:00 pm to Sunday, April 18. The museum will re-open Tuesday April 20.
Join us online or in-person every first weekend of the month for biodiversity activities for children ages 5 – 12 years old accompanied by their families. Our museum educators, along with special guests from the Pacific Museum of Earth and UBC will explore a variety of topics. Advance registration is required for both online and in-person visits. Families are welcome to visit us during Nature Club weekends to explore the collections at their own pace. 

Everyone is welcome to participate. Thanks to the generous support of Campus and Community Planning, UBC campus families can take part for free! Other families can join our Online Nature Club for $10 per household and can use their membership or regular admission tickets to explore the museum on Nature Club weekends.
Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4: Magnificent Mammals
Visit the Cowan Tetrapod Collection at the Beaty Museum to see mammals, as well as reptiles, birds and amphibians. With over 40,000 specimens representing over 2,500 species, the collection is the second-largest scientific collection of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in British Columbia. Registration links below! 
In-person, April 3 and/or 4 10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Nature Club: Magnificent Mammals
Online, April 4 at 10:30 am: ONLINE Nature Club: Magnificent Mammals
Families registered for our next Nature Club editions will get a chance to win an amazing 4D Augmented Reality Science/Chemistry Lab. Register here!
Contribute your Photos and Stories for a chance to win prizes!
Enter your photos, stories, art, and ideas to our community contributions for the UTown@UBC Nature Club! Your submissions will be featured in our upcoming nature clubs, and you’ll be entered to win prizes like a virtual tour of the Beaty! Everyone is welcome to participate. 
Ian McTaggart Cowan (back row, right) with classmates at the University of British Columbia. (1931)
Citizens scientist, game wardens, researchers plus their students and even a few bonafide professional collectors explored western Canada plus other parts of this vast continent. Some journeying around the globe. What unites them all is their trust in the Cowan Tetrapod Collection to house in perpetuity their biodiversity legacy. Learn more about these intrepid Citizen Scientists and Researchers. 
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm 
Join us for our weekly Beaty@Home talks, every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. These public tours and talks are available by donation to everyone around the world. Register for each date on our calendar.  
Special guests and themes are usually recorded and can be found in our archives on our Facebook or YouTube.

Connect virtually with us live every Wednesday at 1:00 pm for a Zoom Livestream to learn something new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum!
When registering for the Beaty@Home sessions, you’ll see an option to pay as you can. All funds support the museum! We suggest $5 per participant, but with a sliding ticket scale from $0, no one will be turned away.  
On April 7th at 1:00 pm, test your biodiversity knowledge in this trivia tour highlighting an assortment of museum specimens. Nancy will ask two levels of trivia questions in each of the museum’s collections so that you can choose which level(s) you’d like to answer. All ages and levels of “biodiversity geekiness” are welcome! Keep your own score for fun or just join the tour to listen and learn about a variety of life. Asking questions and sharing your own trivia about the specimens we visit is also highly encouraged. After all, the real fun of trivia is learning something that you didn’t know before! 
New to science, this darling Dung Beetle was aptly named Flaviellus kluanensis Smith & Skelley by researchers from the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Florida State Collection of Arthropods. This exciting discovery highlights the importance of caring for natural history collections over the long term, as well as continuing to document the natural world around us by conducting surveys and adding voucher specimens to these collections whenever possible. Read all our blog posts here
Do you love penguins as much as we do? Watch this interactive presentation where Ildiko Szabo, Collections Curator for the Cowan Tetrapod Collection, opens the penguin cabinets and talks about many interesting facts about these lovely birds!
Explore biodiversity exhibits online.
Check out our current exhibitions at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
ReCollections: Oct. 1, 2020 - Feb. 20,2022

Fire Followers:  Jan. 30 - Oct. 17, 2021

Check out our selection of online resources that allows you to access the Beaty Biodiversity Museum from anywhere around the globe!
If you would like to contribute to the museum, we appreciate any donations, purchasing a membership, planning to visit in person, and sharing information about the museum with friends and family.
A Beaty membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. Thank you for your support!
About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver's natural history museum, dedicated to building greater understanding, and a shared sense of community and wonder, around biodiversity. Follow us on our social media channels!
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