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Corallines are Way Cool because...
Sunday January 6 | 1:00 - 2:00pm
Corallines are diverse, abundant, and charismatic seaweeds found in a range of marine habitats worldwide.
These algae are particularly notable for being calcified, which gives them a rigid, rock-like appearance and a characteristic pink colour.
Some coralline species grow as crusts, and can act as the “cement” holding large reef structures together.
They are key sources of both food and habitat for the organisms around them.
Dr. Kyra Janot will address some of the unique challenges faced by corallines, and the interesting ways in which these are overcome.
Included with museum admission or membership.
Nocturnal: Prehistoric B.C.
Thursday, January 17 | 5:00 - 8:30pm

What was life like in British Columbia before humans arrived?

Come and find out at Nocturnal, where we’ll be joining forces with the Pacific Museum of Earth for you to explore B.C’s past, from how it was shaped by the pull of tectonic plates to the creatures that have walked its changing surface.

Follow the footprints of tiny therapods, the dinosaur ancestors of modern birds, and meet the majestic, ocean dwelling elasmosaur – whose neck is so long that palaeontologists originally mistook it for a tail!

Tour our fossil collection, including stromatolites, some of the oldest life on Earth, and visit the Pacific Museum of Earth’s OmniGlobe, where you can watch the planet’s shifting surface through the ages.

Through guided talks and demonstrations, you’ll be able to see, touch, and maybe even smell, the incredible diversity of life that has made its home in this region across millions of years.
The museum will be open from 5pm - 8:30pm.
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Admission by donation.
Biodiversity Around Town
Owl Walk
Sunday, February 3 | 5:30pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park
Sustainability Community Breakfast: Ensuring Healthy Urban Forests
Wednesday, February 20 | 7:30am
BCIT Downtown Campus
Are Bees Really Dying? Are We the Cause or the Solution?
Wednesday, February 20 | 7:00pm
John M.S Lecky UBC Boathouse, Richmond
Seedy Saturday
Saturday, February 23 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Museum Hours 
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Third Thursday by donation 5:00-8:30pm
Closed on Mondays

Visit our website for more information and what's on at the museum.
Upcoming Events
Nature Club Family Days
Sunday, February 3 | 10:30am-1:00pm
Treehoppers are Way Cool because...
Sunday, March 3 | 1:00-2:00pm
Current Exhibitions
The Wild Creative by Asher Jay
November 24 2018 - April 28, 2019
Skin & Bones by Catherine M. Stewart
September 15 2018 - August 13, 2019
Culture at the Centre
Now a permanent exhibition 
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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.
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