Nature Club, Science Events, BC Museums Week and more!
Nature Club, Science Events, BC Museums Week and more!
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We are taking all protective measures determined by the public health authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Our team is taking all steps to ensure the safest conditions for our visitors, staff, and volunteers.
Museum visitor numbers are now limited. Advanced, timed tickets are available online at Walk-in visitors are accepted when space allows. All visitors are encouraged to book an admission ticket with a specific entry time. 
As part of UBC’s commitment to the health and safety of our community, and the responsibility we all share in preventing the potential for COVID-19, students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to follow UBC’s COVID-19 Campus Rules when on campus. These rules include the requirement to wear non-medical masks in common indoor spaces. Read all procedures for a safe visit here
Join us online or in-person every first weekend of the month for biodiversity activities for children ages 5 – 12 years old accompanied by their families. Our museum educators, along with special guests from the Pacific Museum of Earth and UBC will explore a variety of topics. Advance registration is required for both online and in-person visits. Families are welcome to visit us during Nature Club weekends to explore the collections at their own pace. 

Everyone is welcome to participate. Thanks to the generous support of Campus and Community Planning, UBC campus families can take part for free! Other families can join our Online Nature Club for $10 per household and can use their membership or regular admission tickets to explore the museum on Nature Club weekends.
Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2: Petal Power
A herbarium is a museum of dried plant specimens. Herbaria provide a permanent record of our changing flora over time, documenting all plant species discovered so far, their variation, and their past and present distributions. These specimens also hold a treasure trove of anatomical, chemical, ethnobotanical, and molecular information, and document the history of plant exploration.

We are home to the largest herbarium in western Canada, holding more than 650,000 specimens, some dating back as far as 1804. Registration links below: 
In-person, May 1 and/or 2 10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Nature Club: Petal Power
Online, May 2 at 10:30 am: ONLINE Nature Club: Petal Power
Families registered for our next Nature Club editions will get a chance to win an amazing 4D Augmented Reality Science/Chemistry Lab!
Contribute your Photos and Stories for a chance to win prizes!
Enter your photos, stories, art, and ideas to our community contributions for the UTown@UBC Nature Club! Your submissions will be featured in our upcoming nature clubs, and you’ll be entered to win prizes like a virtual tour of the Beaty! Everyone is welcome to participate. 
May 8, 2021
Take part in the Science Chase with activities from all across UBC! While we don’t get to meet in person this year, you can enjoy all the cool science chase activities that will be hosted virtually. Click to read more!
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm 
Join us for our weekly Beaty@Home talks, every Wednesday at 1:00 pm. These public tours and talks are available by donation to everyone around the world. Register for each date on our calendar.  
Special guests and themes are usually recorded and can be found in our archives on our Facebook or YouTube.

Connect virtually with us live every Wednesday at 1:00 pm for a Zoom Livestream to learn something new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. 
When registering for the Beaty@Home sessions, you’ll see an option to pay as you can. All funds support the museum! We suggest $5 per participant, but with a sliding ticket scale from $0, no one will be turned away.  
As spring rolls in, have you been spotting more avian biodiversity in your backyard or neighbourhood? Join us to learn more about the fascinating diversity of bird adaptations from species around the world! All ages are welcome. 
Researchers Revealed provides a window into current biodiversity research projects and introduces the people behind them. Following scientists from the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC, we travel from oceans to deserts and far-off jungles, uncovering the answers to some of our most pressing questions about life on Earth. In this edition, Nicole Balsdon, Education & Outreach Coordinator; Amy Liu, MSc Student in Zoology; special guests; and members of the Exhibits & Design team will explore the history of Researchers Revealed, chat with researchers and museum staff, and view the newest additions to the online exhibition.
The Pacific Museum of Earth is still closed to the public, so we are thrilled to have our sibling institution from across Main Mall as our special guest for this Beaty@Home session! Join us for a virtual trip to the museum with their outreach coordinator, Daniel Gowryluk, on their newest tour, “Earth’s Story.” Together, we will explore the story of our planet Earth and learn how it evolved into our present-day habitable home!
Science Odyssey is Canada’s biggest festival of science and technology with over 1000 activities for explorers of all ages. Join the adventure!
May 22, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The museum is open with admission by donation on May 22 to encourage more visitors to come and appreciate the importance that biological diversity has in their lives. Please reserve your timed-entry ticket here Please note, museum visitor numbers are now limited. Walk-in visitors will be accepted when space allows. 
May 17 - 23, 2021
This year’s theme is #MuseumACTION and a different theme will be explored each day – Inclusion, Reconciliation, Climate, Emerging Museums Professionals, Leadership, Accessibility, and Community. Celebrate BC Museums Week by joining the conversation on social media using #BCMuseums.
Explore biodiversity exhibits online.
Check out our current exhibitions at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
ReCollections: Oct. 1, 2020 - Feb. 20,2022

Fire Followers:  Jan. 30 - Oct. 17, 2021
Check out our selection of online resources that allows you to access the Beaty Biodiversity Museum from anywhere around the globe!
If you would like to contribute to the museum, we appreciate any donations, purchasing a membership, planning to visit in person, and sharing information about the museum with friends and family.
A Beaty membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. Thank you for your support!
About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver's natural history museum, dedicated to building greater understanding, and a shared sense of community and wonder, around biodiversity. Follow us on our social media channels!
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