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Members' Event: Beaty Box Sneak Peek
Sunday, August 6 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beaty Biodiversity Museum Niche Café (behind the Admissions Desk)

Beaty Boxes are travel-ready outreach kits that connect with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s unique biological collections. This is your chance to join us as we unveil our newest outreach kit – the ‘Forest’ Beaty Box, focused on the forest ecosystem of the pacific Northwest. Be one of the first to see, touch and explore this rich collection.

RSVP requested for this members-only event. Light snacks will be provided. Bring your lunch and stay for the Way Cool lecture!

Slime molds are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, August 6 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Alex Chattwood, former UBC scientist and current Education Manager of the Geneskool outreach program at Genome BC, will take you on an interactive tour into the world of slime molds. Alex will use live demonstrations to illustrate how his favourite slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, goes from a solitary to social existence and explain how researchers use it to explore questions related to human biology.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Beaty Nocurnal: Summer Nights with Special Guest Anna Cho
Thursday, August 17 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Come by for a night at the museum and learn more about the research that is happening behind the scenes. Admission is by donation with family-friendly activities all evening, including:
  • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Microbiome: another vital sign – the case of farmed Pacific oysters in the museum’s auditorium 
  • 7:00 pm Backyard Biodiversity Tour (this will be replaced by an indoor museum tour if it is raining) 
  • 7:45 pm Raising Big Blue showing 
  • All evening: Hands-on activities where you can learn more about specimens in the museum and our current exhibitions.

Beaty Nocturnal: Life In Colour Opening
Thursday, September 21 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Join us to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition Life In Colour at September's Nocturnal. There will be a presentation by the artist and the museum director officially opening the exhibition at 6:00 PM. Cash bar and light snacks will be provided.
Admission by donation.


Closing soon!
Ecosystems In Play: Exploring Biodiversity Through Gaming
September 17, 2016 - August 20, 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.

Nature Vancouver Photography Competition 2017
May 7 - November 17, 2017

Every year, Nature Vancouver receives hundreds of entries in its annual members photography competition. Photographs are entered in one or more of five categories: Botany, Birds, Mammals, Entomology and Spiders, and Other Natural History. This exhibition features the first, second, and third place winners in each category as well as the best in show for 2017. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Opening soon!
Life In Colour

September 16, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Colour your way through nature on a giant mural that showcases ecosystems from BC and around the world. Presented by Hemlock Printers, artist Angela Gooliaff explores keystone species in both the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, employing feminine symbology of peace and wisdom, and story through a giant interactive colouring book mural. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
Saturday, August 5 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UBC Farm

Solar Eclipse! @UBC
Monday, August 21 | 9:30 - 11:30 am
UBC Campus - Plaza by AMS Student Nest

Thursday, August 24 | 5:30 - 8:00 pm
UBC Botanical Garden

Saturday, August 26 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Campbell Valley Regional Park

Wednesday, August 30 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Kanaka Creek Regional Park

8th Annual Schofield Bryophyte Foray will be taking place September 7 - 10, 2017 in Manning Provincial Park. Download the PDF flyer for more information, or contact Olivia Lee to register.

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losed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
The museum is open late on the third Thursday of every month with admission by donation.

A 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 strives to inspire an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education, and outreach.
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