What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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We are so happy that we have shared our 2019-2020 school year with thousands of students already, and will continue to see many of your groups in the next few months. We appreciate your support of the museum, use of our collections and resources, and hope that we have helped you bring biodiversity to your classrooms. Our school programs will be available through the end of June, but some days are already fully booked. We require two weeks notice for all program bookings. Self-led groups are welcome to drop in, but booking ahead of time gives you our great group rates! We have a wide range of programs for elementary, secondary and post-secondary students - including joint programs with the Pacific Museum of Earth!
Spring Break at the Beaty Museum!

March 14 – March 29 | 12:00pm - 12:30pm

During Spring Break, join the Beaty Biodiversity Museum every day at 12:00 pm for a different hands-on activity, brought to you by volunteers, staff, curators, and special guests! Meet new friends while exploring different aspects of the biodiversity around us. From identifying incredible insects, to art, games, crafts, and hands-on activities, you’ll be a biodiversity pro in no time. All activities are open to all ages and are included with membership or admission on a drop-in basis, unless otherwise noted. Children under the age of 13 must have adult supervision in the museum at all times.

Are you offering a spring break camp? Check out our children’s program options for private, hands-on, biodiversity experiences suitable for your group

Meet under the whale at 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum reserves the right to change or modify programming as needed. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is closed on Mondays and statutory holidays. Check out the full schedule here and RSVP on the Facebook event page
Vikram Baliga describes his research on the evolution and biomechanics of bird flight by looking at the variations between bird species. Researchers Revealed is an exciting new series profiling the research performed in UBC’s Biodiversity Research Centre. The series looks at new ways in which researchers harness technology to study the natural world in ways that were not possible before.
Are you passionate about biodiversity, museums, science, and education? We’re looking for education volunteers to start in late April. Volunteers must be age 16+ and ready to commit to 4 shifts per month. Applications are accepted online from March 2-31, 2020. For more information click here!
Indigenous Perspectives on Biodiversity!

AskiBOYZ: Two urbanized Cree teenagers from Toronto are on a life altering quest to 13 different Canadian rural Indigenous communities where they will take on whatever challenges come their way. The journey may prove to be difficult, occasionally putting unnecessary stress on their brotherly relationship. But, with the help of their mentor, Cassius Spears, Narragansett Nation, they will walk away with the respect and tradition taught by each Elder and/or Knowledge Keeper they meet. The website contains episodes as well as resources for educators - check out the series of ‘how to videos’ in both English and Cree! Have a look at the one-page info pages for educators that link to each episode. Watch the APTN docu-series trailer here.
Have suggestions for our website? Please let us know! If there's something that you think is in the wrong place on our website or if you can't find the content you're looking for, please email beaty.marketing@ubc.ca with your feedback.
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. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The unique combination of world-class research, paired with beautiful, compelling exhibits, strives to make the research conducted at UBC more accessible to the public.
Explore the university’s spectacular biological collections, with 20,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing over 500 permanent exhibits. Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. 

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