Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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The Beaty Biodiversity Museum features an extensive collection of plants, insects, shells, fossils, fish, terrestrial vertebrates, and marine invertebrates showcased in taxidermy and fossilized forms.

Visitor's of all ages will learn a lot from the diverse lifeforms from both British Columbia and around the world.

Over 500 natural history exhibits organized into 6 collections showcase the great diversity of life on our planet. The museum actual houses over 2 million specimens for research.

Notable Exhibits include the Blue Whale display, Dinosaur Trackways and the Timeline Exhibit.

The The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is located on the main campus of the University of British Columbia. It is easy to get to on public transit as many buses go to UBC. From downtown Vancouver you can take the #44 express bus from Burrard Station. From the Broadway-City Hall Station on the Canada Line or Commercial Station on the Expo or Millennium Line you can take the 99 B-line express bus.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Fee: Yes

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.

  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Category: Museums

Address: 2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Phone: +1 604-827-4955


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 29 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating Sunday mid morning - came over to UBC to check out the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Blue sky outside - started thinking I should be at Kits Beach instead -... Read More

Shonah M. Aug-27-2017

2 Star Rating I'm giving this museum a low rating mostly because I don't think it's a good value. Between overpriced tickets and expensive parking, it was a lot of money... Read More

Stephanie P. Jan-14-2018

4 Star Rating The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is no Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, but it's pretty damn cool, and I make an effort to visit when I can (which,... Read More

Jasmine A. Jun-28-2017

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How to get to Beaty Biodiversity Museum by SkyTrain

Nearest SkyTrain Line(s): Canada Line, Expo
Nearest SkyTrain Station(s): Burrard, Broadway-City Hall

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