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Beaty goes to the birds, gets Nocturnal, celebrates play, and more
Beaty goes to the birds, gets Nocturnal, celebrates play, and more
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Exhibit Opening: Ecosystems In Play
Saturday, September 17 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a day of play as we celebrate the opening of Ecosystems in Play! Museum staff will be teaching visitors how to play Phylo and running stations of more traditional games but with an ecosystems twist! Learn more at
NEW! Beaty Nocturnal
Thursday, September 22 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
Come by for a night at the museum! Starting in September, the museum will be staying open late one night per month, offering a family-friendly evening of activities with admission by donation.
Imagine if you could go on a tropical vacation every year. The catch though: you have to get there by running… that’s a long way! Yellow warblers (and other warblers, too) are way cool because, despite weighing little more than a toonie, they are long distance flyers. PhD candidate Simon Valdez will tell you about the challenges small birds face in a big world.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Walk of Wonder: Birding
Saturday, September 17 | 10:15 a.m.
Working in partnership with Nature Vancouver, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is pleased to have Bev and Bill Ramey guide us through the green spaces and quiet corners of campus sharing their knowledge and passion for birdlife.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Wild Mushrooms are Way Cool because...
Sunday, October 2 | 1:00 p.m.
One benefit of living in the oceanic climate of BC is that we enjoy two springs in one year. In March and April we are treated to a magnificent show of local wildflowers. In October, our soils thrust up an equally colourful bloom of matchless (and often munchable) mushrooms. Most of these fall mushrooms live in intimate relationships with the BC forest vegetation. This talk will explore the science, scientists, and scenery of the wild mycorrhizal mushrooms.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Open House for Educators
Friday, October 21 | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for a professional development day. Learn how we can support your lessons with curriculum links in our exhibits, activities, and programs.

Free with Teacher Federation or Association ID.


Closing soon!

From Meadows Woodlands Far and Near
March 10, 2016 - September 4, 2016

From Meadows Woodlands Far and Near features Brigitte Potter-Mael's delicate watercolours and striking woodcuts, as well as Proverbial Botany, a collaborative piece with sound artist Andreas Kahre. The works are inspired by plants from the landscapes of Lone Valley, Germany and British Columbia. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

100 Years, 100 Treasures
May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2017

After months of speculation, the top ten treasures have been revealed! To mark UBC’s centennial year, 100 Years, 100 Treasures explores the history of the museum collections intertwined with the history of the university. Visitors can hear what the experts have to say about the top specimens in a video installation and share their own favourite treasures in an interactive social media component: #MyBeatyTreasure

Included with museum admission or membership.

Opening soon!

Ecosystems In Play: Exploring Biodiversity Through Gaming
September 17, 2016 - September 3, 2017

How can ecologists inspire children to learn about the natural world in a way that is fun and familiar? This exhibition lets you step inside  Phylo - a game that lets you collect, trade, and play with cards based on real-life organisms - and see how life within an ecosystem is connected, and how some environmental events can have damaging effects on life.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
UBC Farm Markets
Tuesdays (UBC Farm) | 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Wednesdays (UBC Bookstore) | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Saturdays (UBC Farm) | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Wesbrook Village Festival
Saturday, September 10 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wesbrook Village (3378 Wesbrook Mall, UBC)
Seymour River Hatchery Open House
Sunday, September 18 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
North Vancouver
National Tree Day Planting Party
Saturday, September 24 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
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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