Out of an abundance of caution and in support of our community to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. The decision to close to the public was not taken lightly and is based on the latest information being released by regional, provincial and federal public health authorities and UBC. We want to ensure the safety of our community, staff, students, volunteers and visitors and do our part to help promote social distancing to prevent the spread of this virus
Curious by nature? Fall in love with the diversity of life as you discover over 500 exhibits, and stare through the jaws of the largest creature ever to live on Earth—the blue whale.
Explore the University of British Columbia’s rich biological collections of birds, insects, fish, fossils, plants and more in Vancouver's natural history museum.
With hands-on activities and entertainment for all ages, we invite you on a journey to discover the interconnectedness of all life on Earth, and our role in preserving these delicate systems.
Follow the footsteps of dinosaurs in Footprints in Time, take in a documentary in the Allan Yap Theatre and get hands-on with our collections in the Discovery Lab. Just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, the natural world awaits.
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver.
Walking from Health Sciences Parkade: exit the parkade and find East Mall, along the west side of the parkade. Walk north to the 4-way stop, and cross East Mall at the pedestrian crosswalk. Follow the asphalt path that goes through the grassy area. Proceed up the ramp on your left, the front door is at the top of the ramp, under the breezeway. Video directions or detailed walking directions.
For directions by public transit or bike as well as wayfinding resources see our website.
Tuesday- Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Museum is closed Mondays and Statutory Holidays