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We're celebrating our 5th birthday and UBC's centennial on Saturday, October 17th with Beaty's Birthday Bash during the day and a Cider Centennial Celebration at night. We'll reveal 100 Years,100 Treasures - a showcase of the objects we hold dearest.

Whale Dreams Exhibition Opening 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

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

Free. RSVP required.

Table of Treasure - Sounds of the Night: Bats
Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Felix Martinez is a registered professional biologist with a Master’s degree in bat ecology. Learn how bats communicate and navigate through the night and other mysteries.

Air breathing fishes are way cool because..
Sunday, October 4, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. 
Did you know that there are over 450 fish species that breathe air? Ryan Shartau, a PhD candidate in Zoology, will show you some of the diversity and adaptations of these fascinating fishes.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Paul Nicklen is one of the world’s most renowned wildlife photographers of our generation. Academically trained as a biologist, Nicklen has been an assignment photographer for National Geographic for nearly 20 years. Hear about his work with Spirit Bears. 
Free. RSVP required. 

Walk of Wonder - Birds 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 10:15 a.m. 
Join Adrian Grant-Duff of Nature Vancouver for a bird walk around UBC campus. Adrian Grant Duff is a member and former President of Nature Vancouver.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty's Birthday Bash
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
You’re invited to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s 5th Birthday Party! Join us for cake cutting and birthday wishes at 11:00 a.m. as well as drop-in activities all day. Be there for the big reveal of our centennial celebration - 100 Years, 100 Treasures.
Free, Everyone is welcome! 

Centennial Cider Celebration 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 
Celebrate the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s 5th Birthday and UBC’s Centennial at our Cider Tasting Night! Sip cider and enjoy our new exhibition 100 Years, 100 Treasures. 

Free for museum members (become a member). RSVP required. 

Open House for Teachers 
Friday, October 23, 2015 | Drop-in between 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Learn how you can use the collection with your students. Experience hands-on activities, join a teacher-focused tour, watch Raising Big Blue, try out a scavenger hunt in the galleries, and get inspired to teach your students about biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. 
Free. RSVP

Peaks & Harbours Beaty Instameet 
Sunday, October 25, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m.  
Grab your kids, grab your phone... And head to the first Peaks & Harbours Instameet. Let's celebrate Halloween a week early -- kids (moms/dads/grams and gramps) come in your costume if you want!
RSVP required to receive discounted admissions fee. 

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. See it before the spotlight exhibition closes on October 12th!
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 
Vancouver International Film Festival - Ever the Land
Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 6:15 p.m. 
SFU Woodwards
A Walk on the Wild Side: Exploring the Ocean Floor with Digital Technology
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. 
Vancouver Aquarium
Anecdotal Evidence: Stories about Science
Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. 
The Railway Club 
Preserving the Harvest: Making Sauerkraut
Monday, October 12, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. 
UBC Farm   
Apple Fest
Saturday, October 17 - Sunday, October 18, 2015, | 11:00 a.m. 
UBC Botanical Garden
Family Program - Night Science for Kids
Friday, October 23, 2015 | 6:00 p.m.  
VanDusen Botanical Garden  

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The museum is closed on Mondays and statutory holidays. 

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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.
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