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Watch Beaty folks try eating insects to prepare for our Members' Sneak Peek Bugs and Beer event. 
Members' Sneak Peek Bugs & Beer 
Friday, September 4, 2015 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Experience the museum after-hours in this exclusive members-only event. Learn about insects as a source of sustainable protein, sample some insect-based foods from Next Millennium Farms if you are in the mood, and enjoy Grasshopper Wheat Ale generously donated by Big Rock Brewery.
Free with museum membership.
Not a member? Membership starts at only $35, and includes unlimited visits to the museum, and awesome events like the Bugs & Beer night!

Bug Hunt
Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 12:30 p.m. 
Join our Assistant Curator of the Spencer Entomological Collection, Karen Needham, for a summertime bug hunt! Discover the fascinating creatures living right under our noses. 

Included with museum admission or membership. 

Table of Treasure - Fresh Water Ecology (formerly Ask an Expert)
Sunday, September  6, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Curious about the critters that live in streams? Danielle Courcelles will answer your questions about these fascinating creatures when you drop-in to the museum.
Free for the public. 

Seed dispersal is way cool because... 
Sunday, September 6, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. 
In this interactive Way Cool presentation, we’ll explore how plants have gotten to the far-flung places they are found, and how the world in which these plants live has influenced their strategies for getting around.
Included with museum admission or membership.

The 6th Annual Wilf Schofield Bryophyte and Lichen Foray
Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13, 2015
The 6th Annual Wilf Schofield Bryophyte and Lichen Foray will be held in Squamish.
$10 registration fee. 

Walk of Wonder - ecology (formerly Campus Walk)
Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 10:15 a.m. 
Walk to locations on campus where native plants can be seen in their natural setting with biologist David Cook. Learn about the ecological roles played by each species while strolling around picturesque UBC campus.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Science Literacy Week
Monday, September 21, 2015 - Sunday September 27, 2015
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is part of Science Literacy Week - a coast to coast celebration encompassing over 100 institutions involved in science literacy in nearly 50 cities.

Included with museum admission or membership. 

Flathead En Plein Air
July 11, 2015 - October 12, 2015 
Admire 15 paintings from the Flathead – a region that has been described as one of the most ecologically important places on the planet.
Included with museum admission or membership.

34 Wonders of the World 
May 22, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Explore 34 biodiversity hotspots around the world through stunning images. Presented by Terre Sauvage, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, and the Nature Picture Library. In partnership with the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.
Included with museum admission or membership.

March 11, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Take a closer look at local insect life in this exhibition of photographs. Enjoy daily hands-on programs about insects and drop-in activities in the gallery.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Whale Dreams 
October 1, 2015–February 14, 2016

Dive into the underwater world of whales with Colleen McLaughlin Barlow’s breathtaking paintings and extraordinary crystal sculptures of whale bones.

Included with museum admission or membership.

The Beaty Turns 5!
On Saturday, October 17, 2015 the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is turning 5! We've got some great events to celebrate:
Beaty's Birthday Bash
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
You’re invited to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s 5th Birthday Party! Join us for cake cutting and birthday wishes at 11:00 a.m. as well as drop-in activities all day. 
Free, Everyone is welcome! 
Centennial Cider Celebration 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 | 5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. 
Celebrate the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s 5th Birthday and UBC’s Centennial at our Cider Tasting Night! Sip cider and enjoy our new exhibition 100 Years, 100 Treasures
Free with museum membership.
Children's Birthday Parties Coming Soon!
Stay tuned for details on how you can book your very own birthday party here at the museum. Parties will include: 
  • A hands-on activity and craft
  • A scavenger hunt in the museum
  • Your very own Birthday Party room 
  • Optional goodie bags 
Book Your Next Event at the Beaty 
Planning an office party or event? Look no further for a unique venue! Host your reception under the majestic blue whale skeleton and give your guests something to talk about. 
Rates and information can be found here. Book here. Questions? Email 
Biodiversity Around Town 
KPU Scientist Series: Being Scientific Without Being a Scientist 
Tuesday, Septembert 8, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. 
Science World 
Pt. Grey Chrysanthemum Association Early Chrysanthemum Show
Saturday, September 12 - Sunday, September 13, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. - 4: 00 p.m. 
VanDusen Botanical Garden  
14th Annual UBC FarmAde
Friday, September 18, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
UBC Farm   
Treasured Bulb Sale
Sunday, September 20, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
UBC Botanical Garden
Citizen Science Workshops: Fish and Invertebrate Identification: Beyond the Basics
Monday, September  19, September 28, & October 5, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Vancouver Aquarium

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The museum is closed on Mondays and statutory holidays. 

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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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