What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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The museum is open and we have a number of new online programs, tours, and resources to support your teaching and learning!
Click here for a quick summary we have gathered together all our online offerings, such as lesson plans, activities, online exhibitions, videos, and favourite resources in one place.
As the continued safety and well-being of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our highest priority we are not offering in person tours or programs at this time. Please join us for a self-led visit, an online program, or a Beaty Box rental.
Beaty Boxes, our award-winning outreach kits, are available for rental. All Beaty Boxes contain touchable specimens and other scientific objects to stimulate inquiry and discussion within the classroom, enhancing the student learning experience. See what we are doing to keep our Beaty Boxes clean and safe!

60 minutes | Online Program | Cost $60 (per group)

Safely bring museum specimens and experts into your classroom! New this year, book an online Beaty Box program to go along with your rental. This is a great way to combine an online program with hands-on material. Enhance your Beaty Box experience by exploring it with a Museum Interpreter. Click here to learn more.
Special promotion: between Sep. 8, 2020 – Dec. 18, 2020 book a Beaty Box (regular rates apply) and try out our new Online Beaty Box Program for 25% off our regular rate of $60 per class. Beaty Box pick up and drop off, and online program must be booked and delivered before Dec. 18, 2020.
60 minutes | Online Tour | Cost $60 (per group)
Join us online to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils. Discover stories about BC species, biodiversity research, and different specimens in the collection and how they relate to each other.
Click here to find out more about this virtual field trip. Request a booking using our online booking form.  
Two 60-minute Online Tours | Cost $100 (per group)
Planet Earth is an amazing place, filled with volcanoes, glaciers, minerals, and oceans, along with millions of species of organisms. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum (BBM) and Pacific Museum of Earth (PME) have joined forces to offer two online tours to complement your science curriculum. 

This new online booking combination allows your students to virtually explore two great UBC museums, and enjoy two amazing school experiences – for one low cost! Select ElementarySecondaryPost-Secondary or Family, Community, and Adult Groups to find out more. Request a booking using our online booking form.  
Learn about our digital exhibitions, resources, collections, programs, and more! Join us online for this FREE Professional Development day. Click here to find out more and register for online sessions
Check out the new short-video series 'Backyard Biodiversity' with Linda Jennings, Herbarium Collections Curator. In each video, Linda will talk about some common plants that can be found in our backyards or on short walks around the neighbourhoods in Vancouver, British Columbia. She will also be sharing tips on how to press these plants and others on Instagram @pressedplants. Watch the videos on Facebook, IGTV or YouTube!
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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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