Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Why Biodiversity?

Scientists study life’s diversity in order to understand common principles underlying the biology of all species, to understand how our ecosystems came to be and how they function, and to learn how to act sustainably. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum works to illuminate how biodiversity evolved, how it is maintained, why it matters to humans, and how we can conserve it.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the University of British Columbia’s Biodiversity Research Centre bring together researchers and biological collections focused on conserving the diversity of life on earth through research, education, and community programs. The first Museum of its kind in Canada, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is dedicated to enhancing understanding and appreciation of biodiversity, and making the research conducted by the scientists of the Biodiversity Research Centre and its collections accessible to all.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum works to contribute to creating a world where biodiversity is better understood, valued, and protected, and to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum offers an introductory online tour to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils. The tour includes stories about British Columbia species, biodiversity research, and different specimens in the collection and how they relate to each other and showcases some of our Museum Interpreters’ favourite specimens and stories. After the virtual tour there will be time to ask questions.

This booking is 60 minutes long. This includes 15 min tech check with facilitator in advance, plus a 45-minute session – composed of a 30-minute virtual tour followed by 15 minute Q&A with a Museum Interpreter.

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