Celebrate with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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BeatyBioMuseumLogoThe same year that UBC is celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is celebrating 5 years since it opened its doors on campus. This natural history museum contains 20,000 square feet of collections and exhibit space, along with over two million specimens collected over the last 100 years.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum‘s collections focus in particular on the species of British Columbia, Yukon, and the Pacific Coast. Activities run by the museum include storytimes and scientific workshops for children, tours of the collections and the laboratories of its associated Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre, public lectures on biodiversity topics, and film screenings.

Voted “Best Collection of Weird Things in Drawers” ~ Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver 2013

For their anniversary, Beaty Biodiversity Museum has selected 100 Treasures from their collection and put them on a Tumblr site. Many of the objects have stories written by community members talking about why the object is special — and my write-up is coming soon! The public will get to vote on their favourite object and elect Beaty’s next exhibition. The top treasures will be turned into an exhibition for Alumni Weekend – the end of UBC’s centennial year. Voting runs October 17, 2015 – February 17, 2016. There will be a voting booth in the museum or people can vote online.

Birthday Celebrations

To mark UBC and Beaty’s special occasions there are two big events: A free, public, daytime, family-friendly birthday party and an evening cider tasting event for adults.

What: Beaty’s Birthday Bash
When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 Drop-in between 10:00am and 3:30pm
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall, UBC)
Tickets: None required!
Details: Enjoy birthday party classics like a beanbag toss, pin the tale on the whale, and other family friendly activities. Party hats and birthday cake included.

What: Centennial Cider Celebration
When: Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum (2212 Main Mall, UBC)
Tickets: Free for members. RSVP.
Details: Sip cider and enjoy the new exhibition 100 Years, 100 Treasures. Please note this is a 19+ only event.

For all of this information and more, follow the Beaty Biodiversity Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and stop by on October 17th to join in the fun.


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