Spring has sprung at the Beaty!

Free Listings
March 16, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Mar 16 - Mar 31

It's time to delve into the beautiful world of biodiversity as the leaves begin to unfurl outside, and we have everything you need here at the museum!

Join us this Spring Break for a different hands-on activity every day, brought to you by volunteers, staff, curators, and special guests.

From identifying incredible insects to art, games, crafts, and activities, you’ll be a biodiversity pro in no time!

Learn more about the language of the forest at Talkative Trees, meet some of the museum's water-dwelling neighbours at our Pond Poke and find out just why animals evolved to be so diverse at Adaptation Exploration!

Check out our full schedule of events:

All activities are open to all ages and are included with membership or admission on a drop-in basis, unless otherwise noted.

Children under the age of 13 must have adult supervision in the museum at all times.


The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam for their ongoing partnership with the museum in furthering our understanding of culturally diverse ways of knowing our world. You can explore the perspectives of six First Nations communities on biodiversity in our exhibition, Culture at the Centre.
ACCESSIBILITY SUMMARY: There are no lips or stairs to enter the museum. Flooring is concrete or tile. Our main entrance is equipped with door-opening buttons. Access to the lower level containing the museum collections is via a ramp with a fitted handrail.
There is an elevator in the Biodiversity Research Centre, adjacent to the museum, which can offer access to the collections floor. This elevator requires key-carrying museum staff or volunteers; please ask at the admission desk.
There are accessible, single stall, gender neutral washrooms on the gift shop level, and on the collections level. Both are equipped with door opening buttons and handrails.
For information and to book the UBC Accessibility Shuttle, visit the UBC website. Shuttle stop 12 (Earth Sciences) is located just opposite the museum. Service animals are welcome at the museum, but other animals are not permitted, due to the nature of our collections.
Our collections area is a dimly lit space to protect museum specimens. Given the nature of the museum’s work, and the materials used in preserving and maintaining our specimens for visitors to explore and learn from, we regret that we are unable to offer a scent-reduced space.
Everyone is welcome to the museum and its events; oppressive attitudes and behaviour of any kind, towards staff, volunteers or visitors, will not be accepted.


Beaty Biodiversity Museum
2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC

NOTE: Event details may change without notice. Please verify details by calling the venue or visiting the event website.