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Beaty Nocturnal: Hops
Thursday, April 20 | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In partnership with Big Rock Brewing, join us this month for a special botanical presentations about every beer drinker’s favourite plant, the Humulus lupulus, also known as hops. A cash bar will be available and special guest presentations will take place under the whale throughout the evening.
Admission by donation. Museum members will receive one free drink ticket.

Bats are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, April 2 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Post-doctoral researcher Joanna Burgar will take you on a trip down under to fly with these exquisite, enigmatic creatures through the eucalypt forests of south-western Australia, and explain how her PhD research is helping a mining company restore forest to benefit bats now and into the future.

Included with museum admission or membership.

UBC Creative Writing Performance
Friday, April 7 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
UBC Creative Writing & UBC Music present a showcase of new works inspired by the Beaty Biodiversity Museum from the Music & Writing Interdisciplinary Performance program. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Drop-in Family Friendly Hands-on Activities
Saturday, April 29 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Have you ever imagined a life above the clouds? Join us as we learn more about our climate; the movement of the wind; and the creatures that soar, swoop, and live life on the wing.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Ethno-ornithology is Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, May 7 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Come explore the intersection between bird feather identification and anthropology artifacts. This field of inquiry, ethno-ornithology, combines avian identification, avian forensics, cosmology, cultural practices, land conservation, and the ‘Rights of Nature’ Ecuadorian constitutional amendment. Discover how sleuthing bird identifications helps confirm, or can lead to discovering, the cultural origin of stunningly beautiful feathered artifacts.

Included with museum admission or membership.
Closing soon!
Grahame Arnould: Turning Heads

November 17, 2016 - April 2, 2017

This exhibit highlights the work of editorial cartoonist, Grahame Arnould. As an avid outdoorsman, Arnould’s work often focuses on biodiversity and threats to the environment. In the tradition of editorial cartooning, the works in this display attempt to raise awareness of these issues. Visitors can also get involved by writing their own caption for a funny gag cartoon.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Closing soon!
100 Years, 100 Treasures

May 28, 2016 - April 30, 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.

Ecosystems In Play: Exploring Biodiversity Through Gaming
September 17, 2016 - September 3, 2017

How can ecologists inspire children to learn about the natural world in a way that is fun and familiar? This exhibition lets you step inside  Phylo - a game that lets you collect, trade, and play with cards based on real-life organisms - and see how life within an ecosystem is connected, and how some environmental events can have damaging effects on life.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Opening soon!
Nature Vancouver Photography Competition 2017
Opens May 7, 2017

The winner's of Nature Vancouver's annual photography competition will be revealed! View past winners here.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Easter Holiday Hours
The museum will be closed on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17 for the Easter holidays. We will be open and operating regular hours, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16.
Biodiversity Around Town 
Rats, Rodenticides, Raptors and Regulation
Thursday, April 6 | 7:30 pm
St. Mary's Anglican Church, Vancouver

Sunday, April 9 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Colony Farm Regional Park

Saturday, April 15 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Iona Regional Park

Saturday, April 15 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UBC Farm

Saturday, April 22 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rice Lake, North Vancouver

Sunday, April 30 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Maple Ridge

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losed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
The museum is open late on the third Thursday of every month with admission by donation.

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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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