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Mushrooms are popping up all over campus! Our mycologists (mushroom experts) put out signs with fun(gi) facts to ID them. The first person to Instagram all 15 signs using the hashtags ‪#‎beatymuseum‬ ‪#‎mushroomhunt‬ will win a Four Mushroom Pizza from Pie R Squared and a spot on our Mushroom Walk on Nov 7th. Let the mushroom hunt begin! Please capture them only on camera and not by picking them.

Table of Treasures - Wildflowers
Sunday, November 1, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Drop in and chat to Ron Long to learn about the cool plants found in British Columbia.

Wildflowers are way cool because...
Sunday, November 1, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. 
Have you ever seen a wildflower that looks like an elephant? Or how about one that looks like a dolphin? Some wildflowers look like birds, and others eat insects. How do wildflowers survive in deserts, in swamps, or on top of a mountain? Join Ron Long to learn about the way cool plants found in British Columbia.
Included with museum admission or membership.

Mushroom Walk
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 1:00 p.m.
With the fall rains, many BC fungi erupt from the ground to present a spectacular display of mushrooms. If you like mushrooms and want to learn more about them, join us, rain or shine, for an exploration of mushrooms and a walk through the UBC campus.
Included with museum admission or membership. RSVP required. 

Book Launch
Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 1:15 p.m. 
Join us for the launch of the biography The Real Thing: The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan written by Briony Penn and published by Rocky Mountain Books.
Included with museum admission or membership. RSVP required. 

Walk of Wonder - Conifers
Saturday, November 21, 2015 | 10:15 a.m. 
Do you know the most commonly recognized conifer families of the world? Not all are native to Canada. Join David Cook to look at representatives of those families as you walk to various locations on campus, most notably what remains of the former UBC Arboretum. 
Included with museum admission or membership.
To celebrate our 5th birthday and UBC's 100th we've opened our cabinets to reveal 100 treasures from our collection. We asked community members to select an object and explain why it is a treasure. Check out their stories and vote for your favourite at

Whale Dreams Exhibition 
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.

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.
Our website is down for maintenance. We've posted our upcoming events on Facebook, bookable programs on Pinterest, and basic information on our temporary website. If you have questions please call 604.827.4955 or email  
Biodiversity Around Town 
Spark! Emerging collisions between art and science
Friday, November 13, 2015 | 6:00 p.m.
VIVO Media Arts Centre
Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. 
Vancouver Aquarium
World of Tea: The Six Major Families
Tueday, November 17, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. 
UBC Farm
Wreath Making with Friends of the Garden
Saturday, November 28, 2015 | 9:00 a.m.
UBC Botanical Garden 

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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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