Museum visitor numbers are now limited. Walk-in visitors are accepted, but may be asked to wait if the museum is at capacity. VanPass ticket holders are welcome to simply stop by and join our standby line to gain admission by presenting their VanPass ticket to front desk staff.
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