Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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Planet Earth is an amazing place, filled with volcanoes, glaciers, minerals, and oceans, along with millions of species of organisms. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Pacific Museum of Earth (PME) have joined forces to offer tours and programs to complement your science curriculum. Located less than a 5-minute walk apart, the Beaty and PME are perfect field trip locations to combine for a full-day visit to UBC. By taking part in Earth Experience, students will explore the amazing natural forces that shape the earth and how this has influenced the variety of insects, plants, and animals around us.

This new combined booking option allows your students to explore two great UBC museums, and enjoy two amazing school experiences in one day – for one low cost! Customize the experience to fit the needs of your students.

Life is diverse, exciting, and incredibly beautiful. During this program, your class will have the opportunity to touch and observe museum specimens while practicing sketching and drawing skills. We will pull out specimens and stories focused on BC Biodiversity, including familiar neighbours from the lower mainland.

There is no need to bring drawing materials, but if your class has a current sketching practice, please encourage them to bring sketching pads, pencils, and other materials that they wish to work with. If you bring in paper or pads, ensure that students have sufficient room to make many sketches on blank paper. Let us know your class’ comfort level with sketching – all levels are welcome!

Explore the museum’s six collections at your own pace and with your own focus. Our collections include fungi, moss, plants, marine invertebrates, mammals, birds, reptiles, fishes, insects, and more! Teachers are welcome to design and lead their own lessons or to take advantage of the museum’s ongoing and featured activities.

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