Explore place-based knowledge through a collection of stories
Explore place-based knowledge through a collection of stories
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Explore place-based knowledge through a collection of stories that connect six First Nation communities to their territories
Culture at the Centre at the Museum of Anthropology and our satellite exhibition at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum offer insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in British Columbia are doing to honour and support their culture, history, and language.

Five centres are showcased, representing six communities: Musqueam Cultural Education Centre (Musqueam), Squamish-Lil’wat Cultural Centre (Squamish, Lil’wat), Heiltsuk Cultural Education Centre (Heiltsuk), Nisg̱a’a Museum (Nisg̱a’a) and Haida Gwaii Museum and Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay (Haida).

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum participated in this collaborative exhibition, working with representatives of the five centres to share their knowledge.

First Peoples history, culture, and ways of knowing has been integrated into the BC curriculum for all grades. This collaborative exhibit and supporting Knowledge Path activity serve as an excellent starting point for exploration of the links between land, language, and culture.

Book a self led tour and explore this new exhibit at your own pace, or combine with another program for a full day experience.

Program Feature: Earth Experience

Grades K-12 | 4+ hours
Planet Earth is an amazing place, filled with volcanoes, glaciers, minerals, and oceans, along with millions of species of organisms. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Pacific Museum of Earth (PME) have joined forces to offer tours and programs to complement your science curriculum. Located less than a 5-minute walk apart, the Beaty and PME are perfect field trip locations to combine for a full-day visit to UBC. By taking part in Earth Experience, students will explore the amazing natural forces that shape the earth and how this has influenced the variety of insects, plants, and animals around us.
This new combined booking option allows your students to explore two great UBC museums, and enjoy two amazing school experiences in one day – for one low cost! 
Customize the experience to fit the needs of your students by selecting
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Free time will be set aside to enjoy your packed lunch outdoors and explore the museums at your own pace. This is a special program with limited availability, running only on Tuesdays from 10:15 am - 2:30 pm.
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. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The unique combination of world-class research, paired with beautiful, compelling exhibits, strives to make the research conducted at UBC more accessible to the public.
Explore the university’s spectacular biological collections, with 20,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing over 500 permanent exhibits. Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. 

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