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This year for FestEVOLVE we'll be having our annual cake contest AND then a special joint event with Nerd Nite Vancouver and the Biodiversity Research Centre Grad Beers for an evening of nerdy talks and beer. 
Cake is free. Nerd Nite requires tickets which are selling out fast so get yours ASAP! 

Table of Treasures from the Herbarium
Sunday, February 7, 2016 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Drop in to talk to the Herbarium Manager and Assistant Curator of Vascular Plants & Algae Linda Jennings. See a selection of treasures from the Herbarium collection. 
City of Vancouver Archives CVA-660-138. Herbarium at B.C. Mountaineering Club summer camp, 1913.

The Herbarium is Way Cool because...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 | 1:00 p.m.  
Some people look at the UBC Herbarium and they see only thousands of dried plants stuck on sheets of paper. That would be wrong. The Herbarium is an enormous machine that travels in both space and time! Geographer David Brownstein will tell you how the herbarium came to be 100 years ago, and teach you how to drive this machine yourself.

Included with museum admission or membership.

FestEVOLVE: Bake a Cake for Darwin 
Friday, February 12, 2016 | 4:00 p.m. set up, 4:30 p.m. judging begins
Bake and decorate a cake in an evolution or ecology theme to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday, and impress scientists from the past and present. Open to all competitors and spectators. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded. Bring a plate and fork. 

FestEVOLVE: Online Cake Contest 
Monday, February 1, 2016 - Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. 
Can't make it to the cake contest? You can submit your entry online for a chance to win a membership! Make a cake at home, take a picture, and submit it or submit a drawing of your plans for a cake. 

FestEVOLVE: Nerd Nite 
Friday, February 12, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. talks begin  
To celebrate the birthday of the King of Nerds, Darwin, we are partnering with Nerd Nite and the Biodiversity Research Centre Grad Beers for a nerdy night of talks and beer. 
$5 for museum members ($8 for non-members) online. Tickets required

Walk of Wonder in the UBC Arboretum 
Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 10:15 a.m. 
Take a stroll through UBC's historic Arboretum - a living collection of trees for scientific study, with Shona Ellis, Associate Head of Biology at UBC. Learn how to identify the different types of local trees.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Elect our next Exhibition
Voting October 17, 2015 - February 17, 2016 
To celebrate our 5th birthday and UBC's 100th we've opened our cabinets to reveal 100 treasures from our collection. We asked community members to select an object and explain why it is a treasure. Check out their stories and vote for your favourite at Voting closes soon! 

Whale Dreams Exhibition 
October 1, 2015 - February 14, 2016

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

Included with museum admission or membership.

The Sea is our Home
November 21, 2015 – February 14, 2016

A dynamic display of sea life from art students at Sutherland Secondary School, North Vancouver.

Included with museum admission or membership.
Our new website is launching on Monday, February 1st! Visit to check it out Monday onwards. 
Biodiversity Around Town 
Curiosity Collider: Shifting how we experience science 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 | 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8:00 p.m. talks begin
Café Deux Soleils
The Science of Cocktails
Thursday, February 4, 2016 | 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. 
Science World 
UBC Reads Sustainability Presents Raj Patel 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
AMS Student Nest Great Hall

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The museum is closed on Mondays and statutory holidays. 

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