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Beaty Nocturnal: Creating Learning and Social Spaces
Thursday, May 17  | 5:00 - 8:30 pm

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum was a welcome recipient of a British Columbia | Canada 150 grant, which was announced in January 2017. Our project, Visitor Experience Improvement Project: Creating Learning and Social Spaces, focused on developing the infrastructure of the museum to upgrade the gallery space. Our project was designed around improving the visitor experience by constructing interactive elements, improving social spaces, and creating mobile workstations for researchers working in the collection.

The work for this project was completed in early 2018 and we are excited to officially unveil all elements to the public. Attend the official unveiling on Thursday, May 17 to learn more about the full scope of improvements completed because of the funding received from the British Columbia | Canada 150 program.

Admission by donation, all ages welcome. Light catering and a cash bar will be available.

Crows are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, May 6  | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Crows nest in our street trees, steal food from our beach picnics, and, if we’re lucky, we’ve seen thousands fly eastward like a river in the sky, heading to their winter roost in Burnaby. But did you know that they can remember your face for years, solve puzzles too hard for human toddlers, and know to only use crosswalks when the light is red? Post-doctoral researcher Ben Freeman will take you on a tour of how crows live their life alongside us here in Vancouver and explain why they have evolved so many way cool behaviours.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Science Rendezvous
Saturday, May 12
Science Rendezvous is an annual festival held across Canada showcasing the Art in Science. This year’s theme is “Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!” and will emphasize science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) research and innovation. On May 12, race across the University to complete our Science Chase! Intrepid visitors will race across campus and experience the power of STEAM! 
The event, which has activities across UBC campus, is free for everyone. Learn more.

Camera "Traps" are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, June 3  | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Large-bodied terrestrial mammals are often called “charismatic megafauna” as they capture our attention and inspire our imagination. These animals are also often rare and elusive, making it difficult to assess and manage their populations. Dr. Cole Burton will show you how an exciting research tool, the camera “trap”, is generating Way Cool pictures while helping to improve knowledge of large mammal populations and inform their conservation.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Life: As We've Known It
March 17 - August 19, 2018
Reflect on the beauty and fragility of life through intimate photographic portraits of the flora, fauna, and fossils in our museum.
Included with museum admission or membership.
Culture at the Centre
March 18 - October 8, 2018
Culture at the Centre at the Museum of Anthropology and this satellite exhibition at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum offer insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in British Columbia are doing to honour and support their culture, history, and language.

Included with museum admission or membership.
Closing soon!
START: Pollinators

December 3, 2017 - May 6, 2018
Science to Art (START) is a travelling museum project that inspires elementary and secondary students to design and create exhibits through intergenerational collaboration with art mentors. Engage with the artwork of over 300 elementary and secondary students as they explore the importance and curious nature of pollinators. Participants created museum exhibits to share their research into local environmental issues and promote positive change in their communities.

Included with museum admission or membership.
Biodiversity Around Town 
Kalvi Fulldome Lecture Series: Our Planetary Experiment
Wednesday, May 9 | 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Doors at 5:00 pm
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Tweeting with Songbirds
Sunday, May 13 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Kanaka Creek Regional Park 

Forest Fairy Gathering
Saturday, May 19 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burnaby Lake Regional Park

Tuesday, May 22
Everywhere! Plus admission by donation at the Beaty

Herbarium Workshop: Create Your Own Plant Specimen
Saturday, June 16 | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
UBC Botanical Garden
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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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