Elementary School Programs and Tours

Last updated on
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Program Description

All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and offer students hands-on learning experiences with museum specimens to increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. School programs focus on conveying the beauty, wonder, and importance of biodiversity.

Find more information on the variety of programs offered for K-7 classes on our website.

Big Ideas
  • Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.
  • Plants and animals have observable features.
  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
  • Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • Wind, water, and ice change the shape of the land.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • The motions of Earth and the moon cause observable patterns that affect living and non-living systems.
  • Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Times Offered: 
    75 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    Cost Per Adult: 
    Fee Notes: 

    One adult (includes teachers and chaperones) free for every 10 students. Additional adult guests may join your group for $12/person. See http://beatymuseum.ubc.ca/learn/group-booking-information for more information.

    Additional Notes

    Museum-led programs are offered at 10:15 a.m. and/or 12:45 p.m. Booking a program includes all-day admission to the museum. Book online. We provide a variety of educator resources for your use at the museum or as pre/post activities.