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Founded in 2012, Hives for Humanity Society brings nature into the heart of the city where residents are living in isolation, disconnected from land, food and community. This talk will cover the why and the how of their work, get into some of the fascinating biology and communication of wild and managed species of bees, and more. We are all connected, and when we acknowledge and honour that connection we can build inclusive, healthy communities together. 

Included with museum admission or membership.
Canada Day Long Weekend Hours
The museum will be closed on Saturday, July 1 and Monday, July 3.
We will be open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 2.

Beaty Nocturnal: Summer Nights
Thursday, July 20 & Thursday, August 17 | 5:00 - 8:30 pm
Weather dependent, our summer Nocturnal events will have an outdoor component on the museum's green roof! Admission is by donation between 5:00-8:30pm, offering family-friendly activities, including:
  • Raising Big Blue showing at 5:30 pm
  • Backyard Biodiversity Tour at 7:00 pm (this will be replaced by an indoor museum tour if it is raining)
  • Hands-on activities where you can learn more about specimens in the museum and our current exhibitions.
Members' Event: Beaty Box Sneak Peek
Sunday, August 6 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beaty Boxes are travel-ready outreach kits that connect with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s unique biological collections. This is your chance to join us as we unveil our newest outreach kit – the ‘Forest’ Beaty Box, focused on the forest ecosystem of the pacific Northwest. Be one of the first to see, touch and explore this rich collection.

RSVP requested for this members-only event. Light snacks will be provided. Bring your lunch and stay for the Way Cool lecture!

Slime molds are Way Cool because . . .
Sunday, August 6 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Alex Chattwood, former UBC scientist and current Education Manager of the Geneskool outreach program at Genome BC, will take you on an interactive tour into the world of slime molds. Alex will use live demonstrations to illustrate how his favourite slime mold, Dictyostelium discoideum, goes from a solitary to social existence and explain how researchers use it to explore questions related to human biology.

Included with museum admission or membership.

Ecosystems In Play: Exploring Biodiversity Through Gaming
September 17, 2016 - August 20, 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.

Nature Vancouver Photography Competition 2017
May 7 - November 17, 2017

Every year, Nature Vancouver receives hundreds of entries in its annual members photography competition. Photographs are entered in one or more of five categories: Botany, Birds, Mammals, Entomology and Spiders, and Other Natural History. This exhibition features the first, second, and third place winners in each category as well as the best in show for 2017. 

Included with museum admission or membership.

Biodiversity Around Town 
Rainforest Giants: Tall Trees
Saturday, July 1 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pacific Spirit Regional Park

Farmhouse Festival
Saturday, July 8 | 12:00 - 6:00 pm
UBC Farm

Maple Musings
Thursday, July 13 | 5:30 - 7:30 pm
UBC Botanical Garden

Workshop: Summer Foraging
Saturday, July 15 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
UBC Farm

Creatures of the Not-So-Deep
Saturday, July 22 | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Belcarra Regional Park

Creatures of Twilight
Friday, July 28 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Aldergrove Regional Park

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Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, c
losed on Mondays and statutory holidays.
The museum is open late on the third Thursday of every month with admission by donation.

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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