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We have just finishing refreshing our bird cabinet at the front of the museum. There are so many wonderful colours, dynamic shapes and interesting stories. Stop by on your next visit to the museum and take a look!

Ask an Expert about Fish Predation
Sunday, August 2, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Drop-in and ask Diana Rennison, PhD candidate at the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre, about fish predation (the preying of one animal on others).
Free for the public. 

Peacocks are way cool because...
Sunday, August 2, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. 
Did you know that peacocks produce a rainbow of feather colours without any colourful pigments? Come find out which famous scientist wrote that peacock feathers make him sick, why feather iridescence is so important, and what it takes to get a peahen's attention.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Campus Walk - Birds of Summer 
Saturday, August 15, 2015 | 10:15 a.m. 
Find out about common bird species in the city and learn how to identify them with Peter Candido.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Bug Hunt 
Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 12:30 p.m. 
Join our Assistant Curator of the Spencer Entomological Collection, Karen Needham, for a summertime bug hunt! Discover the fascinating creatures living right under our noses. 
Included with museum admission or membership.
Bugs & Beer
Friday, September 4, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Experience the museum after-hours in this exclusive members-only event. Learn about insects as a source of sustainable protein, sample some insect-based foods if you are in the mood, and enjoy Grasshopper Wheat Ale generously donated by Big Rock Brewery.
Free with museum membership. 

Flathead En Plein Air
July 11, 2015 - October 12, 2015 
Admire 15 paintings from the Flathead – a region that has been described as one of the most ecologically important places on the planet.
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.

March 11, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Take a closer look at local insect life in this exhibition of photographs. Enjoy daily hands-on programs about insects and drop-in activities in the gallery.
Included with museum admission or membership.
Save the Date! 
On Saturday, October 17, 2015 the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is turning 5! Save the date for a family-friendly birthday party from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and a members-only Cider Celebration from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.. More details coming soon!
We're excited to be a community partner of the Vancouver Public Library's Vancouver’s Summer of Learning. It is an opportunity for residents of all ages to discover learning everywhere in the city. Explore something new at the library and in communities throughout Vancouver with events, self-guided experiences, photo challenges and more!
Biodiversity Around Town 
"Three Sisters in the Kitchen" Traditional Maya Cooking Workshop
Saturday, August 8, 2015 | 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
UBC Farm   
Knee Deep in the Organic Veggie Garden 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. - 9: 00 p.m. 
VanDusen Botanical Garden  
Building Sustainable Food Systems for the 21st Century
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. 
Science World 
Late Summer Pruning of Espalier and other Fruit Trees
Saturday, August 15, 2015 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
UBC Botanical Garden
Canadian Premiere Of Mexico Pelagico
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Vancouver Aquarium

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Monday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Starting in September the museum will be 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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