What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
What's new at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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The museum is open and we have a number of online programs, tours, and resources to support your teaching and learning!

Click here for a quick summary; we have gathered together all our online offerings, such as lesson plans, activities, online exhibitions, videos, and favourite resources in one place.
Beaty Boxes, our award-winning outreach kits, are available for rental. All Beaty Boxes contain touchable specimens and other scientific objects to stimulate inquiry and discussion within the classroom, enhancing the student learning experience. See what we are doing to keep our Beaty Boxes clean and safeClick here to learn more.

60 minutes | Online Program | Cost $60 (per group)

Safely bring museum specimens and experts into your classroom! New this year, book an online Beaty Box program to go along with your rental. This is a great way to combine an online program with hands-on material. Enhance your Beaty Box experience by exploring it with a Museum Interpreter. Click here to learn more.
60 minutes | Online Tour | Cost $60 (per group)
Join us online to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils. Discover stories about BC species, biodiversity research, and different specimens in the collection and how they relate to each other.
Click here to find out more about this virtual field trip. Request a booking using our online booking form.  
Two 60-minute Online Tours | Cost $100 (per group)
Planet Earth is an amazing place, filled with volcanoes, glaciers, minerals, and oceans, along with millions of species of organisms. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum (BBM) and Pacific Museum of Earth (PME) have joined forces to offer two online tours to complement your science curriculum. 

This new online booking combination allows your students to virtually explore two great UBC museums, and enjoy two amazing school experiences – for one low cost! Select ElementarySecondaryPost-Secondary or Family, Community, and Adult Groups to find out more. Request a booking using our online booking form.  
March 13 – March 28, 2021

We are taking our Spring Break activities online this year, with weekly social media challenges and special Spring Break editions of Beaty@Home, our weekly online museum tours. Check our website for more information. 
Week 1 (March 13 – 20) - We will investigate the wonderful world of plants with a plant related challenge for your family to complete and share on social media @BeatyMuseum. Our Beaty@Home on March 17 will be your opportunity to join our Museum Interpreters and learn something new!

Week 2 (March 21 – 28) - Activities continue as we explore the diversity of animals and set an animal challenge for your family to complete and share on social media @BeatyMuseum. Our Beaty@Home on March 24, led by our Museum Interpreters, will be your chance to learn something new!

Our Beaty@Home virtual tour with a museum interpreter is recommended for all ages! 

Join us for our weekly Beaty@Home talks, every Wednesday at 1pm. These public tours and talks are available by donation to everyone around the world. Classrooms are welcome to join us for these informal tours, but note that it will not be a private space for your class. 

Beaty@Home: Women in STEM - On February 10th, join us in celebrating the UN International Women and Girls in Science Day. We highly encourage grade 7-12 classrooms to attend and learn about the experiences of women in science.
Beaty@Home: Evolution Tour - Join the museum on February 17 to celebrate the ongoing learning and understanding of evolution, marked by the commemoration of Charles Darwin’s birthday on February 12 each year.
Beaty@Home: Rivers and Biodiversity - On March 10, learn about biodiversity and rivers with Dr. Rick Taylor, Professor of Zoology at UBC and Director of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Fish Collection. 

Special guests and themes are usually recorded and can be found in our archives on our Facebook page

Register for each date on our calendar. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum reserves the right to cancel, change or modify Beaty@Home sessions due to unforeseen circumstances, such as staffing conflicts.

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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. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The unique combination of world-class research, paired with beautiful, compelling exhibits, strives to make the research conducted at UBC more accessible to the public.
Explore the university’s spectacular biological collections, with 20,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing over 500 permanent exhibits. Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. 

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