Museum Activities, Beaty Nocturnal, Nature Club and more!
Museum Activities, Beaty Nocturnal, Nature Club and more!
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The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment. Our safety plan details the COVID-19 measures and controls required for the museum's common areas. The plan is in alignment with BC’s Restart Plan and UBC COVID-19 Campus Rules. Please note that non-medical masks are now required for all indoor public areas. Careful social contact and daily self-assessment are required.
We are open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with activities for everyone! Please check our calendar before you visit. 
  • Raising Big Blue screening: 10:30 am | 1:30 pm | 4:00 pm (daily)
  • Daily Museum Tour: 11:30 am (weekends only) | 3:00 pm (weekdays and weekends)
  • Hands-on Activities: 10:30 am | 3:30 pm (daily)
  • Nocturnal: Every third Thursday of the month | 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm with admission by donation 
Come by for a night at the museum!

On the third Thursday of every month, the museum will stay open until 8:30 pm. Admission by donation starting at 5:00 pm. All ages welcome! Check out our events calendar to see what’s coming up next. Upcoming dates:
  • September 16, 2021
  • October 21, 2021
  • November 18, 2021
  • December 16, 2021
Explore the museum’s six collections at your own pace and with your own focus. Our collections include fungi, moss, plants, marine invertebrates, mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes, insects, and more! Teachers and other group leaders are welcome to design and lead their own lessons or to take advantage of the museum’s ongoing and featured activities. Learn about the current exhibitions on display for your visit, and find answers to some common accessibility questions.
We encourage preparing an activity or scavenger hunt for your self-led visit as a way to frame your trip to the museum. Check out the list of our Educator Resources that can support your visit.

Discounts on our regular museum admission are available for groups of 15 or more. Self-led visits are available throughout the year on any day the museum is open. Submit a Booking Request! 
Next Edition: October 2, 2021 - Fish
Drop in between 10:30 am – 1:00 pm on the first SATURDAY of the month to enjoy special activities for families with children 5-12 years, plus all of our regular museum programming, Raising Big Blue movie, museum tours, and more!

Thanks to the generous support of Campus and Community Planning, UBC campus families can take part for free. Other families are welcome to join us, museum admission rates apply. Visit the webpage for more details, themes and dates.
Researchers Revealed introduces scientists from the Biodiversity Research Centre and the work that they are doing. From oceans to deserts to far-off jungles, these researchers are roaming the globe and uncovering the answers to questions they have about our world. Come see what questions these scientists are asking and their discoveries. Check out some amazing educational resources and our new "Ask a Researcher" option!
UBC Museums Pass

Get your passport to adventure at UBC! For one low price, enjoy one visit to both the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, and receive 10% savings on most items at both museums’ gift shops. Passes may be purchased at either venue.
Explore biodiversity exhibits online.
ReCollections: Oct. 1, 2020 - Feb. 20, 2022

Fire Followers: Jan. 30 - Oct. 17, 2021
Check out our selection of online resources that allows you to access the Beaty Biodiversity Museum from anywhere around the globe!
If you would like to contribute to the museum, we appreciate any donations, purchasing a membership, planning to visit in person, and sharing information about the museum with friends and family.
A Beaty membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. Thank you for your support!
About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver's natural history museum, dedicated to building greater understanding, and a shared sense of community and wonder, around biodiversity. Follow us on our social media channels!
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