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Make art at a Members' Event, learn how being active is way cool, and more
Make art at a Members' Event, learn how being active is way cool, and more
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Being Active in Vancouver is Way Cool because...
Sunday, August 7, 2016 | 1:00 p.m.
Roy Jantzen, Capilano University professor, natural history educator, and author of Active Vancouver: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City’s Natural Environments will provide you the information you need to plan a safe, fun, active, and educational adventure day. Each activity will provide an “Eco-Insight” into the natural history of the locale to give a deeper connection to the environment and relate the topic to your life.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Check out our new Events Calendar and stay up to date on the daily and feature activities happening at the museum!

Members' Event: Make Your Own Scrolls
Saturday, July 30 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Work alongside artist Brigitte Potter-Mael to create your own scroll like the ones on display in the museum. You will leave this hands-on workshop with your own scroll to take home. Learn more and RSVP online today.
Light snacks and drinks provided. Museum membership required. 

Family Art Workshop: Scrolls
Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Drop-in
Help artist Brigitte Potter-Mael make a giant scroll like the ones on display in the exhibition From Meadows Woodlands Far and Near. Add your own unique artistic touch to this collaborative art piece. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Imagine if you could go on a tropical vacation every year. The catch though: you have to get there by running… that’s a long way! Yellow warblers (and other warblers too) are way cool because, despite weighing little more than a toonie, they are long distance flyers. PhD candidate Simon Valdez will tell you about the challenges small birds face in a big world.

Included with museum admission or membership.


Closing soon!

Finding Place: Collecting Home Through Field Journal Art
April 8, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Finding Place explores the intersection of art and science through detailed botanical field journals and paintings. Plant ecologist and artist, Lyn Baldwin, captures her home province of British Columbia in great detail while searching for what it means to belong to a place and find stories of home.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Closing soon!

From Meadows Woodlands Far and Near
March 10, 2016 - September 4, 2016

From Meadows Woodlands Far and Near features Brigitte Potter-Mael's delicate watercolours and striking woodcuts, as well as Proverbial Botany, a collaborative piece with sound artist Andreas Kahre. The works are inspired by plants from the landscapes of Lone Valley, Germany and British Columbia. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

100 Years, 100 Treasures
May 28, 2016 - May 28, 2017

After months of speculation, the top ten treasures have been revealed! To mark UBC’s centennial year, 100 Years, 100 Treasures explores the history of the museum collections intertwined with the history of the university. Visitors can hear what the experts have to say about the top specimens in a video installation and share their own favourite treasures in an interactive social media component: #MyBeatyTreasure

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
Inhabitants of the Nature House Pond
August 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Campbell Valley Regional Park
Tree and Shrub Walk
August 13 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
UBC Farm

Meteor Shower Watch
August 13 | 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Aldergrove Regional Park
Indigenous Plant Use
August 14 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stanley Park
Water Conservation Workshop: Low Flow Gardening
August 18  | 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
UBC Botanical Garden
Bat Box Workshop
August 25  | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Stanley Park
Explore the Evening
August 26 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Colony Farm Regional Park
Birds of a Feather
August 28 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Stanley Park

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The museum is closed on Mondays and statutory holidays. 

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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