10th Anniversary Video, Nature Club, Researchers Revealed and more!
10th Anniversary Video, Nature Club, Researchers Revealed and more!
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Museum visitor numbers are now limited. Advanced, timed tickets are available online. Walk-in visitors will be accepted but may be asked to wait if the museum is at capacity. All visitors are encouraged to book an admission ticket with a specific entry time. Please allow at least 60 minutes for your visit to the museum.
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
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is 10!

In 2020 the Beaty Biodiversity Museum celebrates its 10th year of being open to the public!

Watch our 10th-Anniversary video - our message from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum team, our Director Dr. Quentin Cronk, and Dr. Santa J. Ono, UBC's President and Vice-Chancellor, celebrating our first 10 years open to the public. Here's to many more!
Join us ONLINE the first Sunday of the month at 10:30 am 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, December 5 and 6: Beautiful Bryophytes
Bryophytes, a group of plants that include mosses and liverworts, are beautiful! Learn more about this curious group of plants that do not produce any flowers and reproduce using spores instead of seeds.
Online Registration December 6: ONLINE Nature Club: Beautiful Bryophytes
In-person December 5 and/or 6: Nature Club: Beautiful Bryophytes
Saturday and Sunday, January 2 and 3: Fun with Fossils
Fossils are the preserved remains, or traces of plants and animals. They can tell us about ancient life on earth and help us understand present day biodiversity. Join us as we learn more about different types of fossil, how they are made, and what we can learn from them.
Online Registration January 3: ONLINE Nature Club: Fun with Fossils
In-person January 2 and/or 3: Nature Club: Fun with Fossils
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. 
At the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, we are over the moon in love with owls! Check out our new blog post. 
In this new video, Ben Sandkam, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Biodiversity Research Centre, shares his research on guppies and their genetic makeup. He also shares his favourite research memory and favourite organism!
Check out our new Backyard Biodiversity video with Linda Jennings, Herbarium Collections Curator and learn about one of Linda's favourite Pacific Northwest maple trees, the Vine Maple - Acer circinatum. 
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm PST
Connect virtually with us live every Wednesday at 1:00 pm PST for a Zoom Livestream to learn something new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum!
Join our interpreters during a weekly virtual tour, focusing on a topic of their choice. It will always be a surprise! We may walk through the museum together, showcase specimens in the lab, and/or show some great museum video and photos. Expect a wide variety of stories that may include museum history, evolution, ecology, local diversity, biodiversity basics, and UBC Biodiversity Research. Join us live on Zoom! Click here to register
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.  
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Beaty Biodiversity Museum membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. 

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.

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!

Check out our Online Exhibits
Coming soon!
Oct. 1, 2020 - Feb. 20,2022
Culture at the Centre
Check out our selection of online resources that allows you to access the Beaty Biodiversity Museum from anywhere around the globe!
Holiday Hours:
Please check our daily schedule before planning your visit.
December 24: 10am – 5pm
December 25: Closed
December 26: Closed
December 27: 10am – 5pm
December 28: Closed
December 29: 10am – 5pm
December 30: 10am – 5pm
December 31: 10am – 5pm
January 1: Closed
January 2: 10am – 5pm 
January 3: 10am – 5pm

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