Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver’s natural history museum, dedicated to creating a shared sense of community and wonder. Conveniently located at the heart of UBC, Explore the university’s spectacular biological collections, with 20,000 square feet of exhibits showcasing over two million specimens.
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Hours of Operation:
Seasonal and varies. Please check our website for current public hours.
Please check our website for individual and group rates.
Memberships are available at various levels.
Among our treasures 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 the world.
Through a combination of exhibits, hands-on activities, educators’ resources, public presentations, and community and cultural engagement, we are working to increase understanding of the interconnectedness of all life on Earth.
Just as important, we connect the world-renowned scientists at the adjacent Biodiversity Research Centre with the public. This unique combination of world-class, university-based research and beautiful, compelling exhibits makes the research conducted by UBC scientists more accessible and more relevant to the public.
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is comprised of six major collections: