We’re all thinking about biodiversity these days, even if we don’t realize it, and if we’re not, we probably should be. This museum explores how ecosystems work, and how they work together, whether they are in our own backyard or around the planet. Expect special speakers, tours, exhibits, and puppet shows, as well as temporary exhibits and permanent displays of fossils, skeletons, and various specimens. The most impressive of these is the massive, 26m (85-ft.) skeleton of a female blue whale—the largest creature on Earth—that floats above the displays. There are about 500 other permanent exhibits and myriad fossils and other preserved critters as well. Note: Unless this is an area of special interest, it may not be worth the trip out to UBC just to visit this museum.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
2212 Main Mall, UBC
Our Rating Neighborhood The West Side Hours Daily 10am–5pm Phone 604/827-4955 Prices Admission C$12 adults, C$10 seniors and children 13–17, C$8 children 5–12 Web site Beaty Biodiversity Museum Other Closed Mon Oct–May