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Beaty Biodiversity Museum

2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
+1 604-827-4955
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2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
University Land Endowments
+1 604-827-4955
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bearing in mind this is a University Museum, if you go expecting huge displays of everything your going to be disappointed. Its mostly set up for academics, and im guessing most of the stuff is hidden away for the students and professors. I really enjoyed...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Bottom line: The admission of $14 for an adult ($30-45 for a family) is simply not worth what the museum has inside (essentially just one exhibition, which is dark and difficult to view). Overview: I am a paleontologist with a deep love of natural history...More

1  Thank Jason_Loxton
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I have to say that this is the worst laid out museum I have ever been to. There is hardly anything actually on display, and the items on display are in the most awkward positions to look at possible - its best to come when...More

2  Thank emtrey
Reviewed 16 October 2017

When you walk in and see the enormous blue whale skeleton hanging there, you immediately feel very small. Even if you do not actually go into the museum, you can stand and look at this display. The museum itself is a learning place so be...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Traveled in with friends to visit the Museum. It was very interesting and we spent about an hour viewing all the displays or rocks and gems. No charge for entering.

Thank Jennyfromtheblock50
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A lot of interesting exhibits for a Science minded person. A lot of hands on experiences for younger guests. I enjoyed speaking with the staff who were a joy to talk with. This and the MOA are must see's on this campus for museums. It...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous visit! We had no idea about the Biodiversity Museum until we saw it in groupons and thought it would be fun. So cool! The set-up is clean and easy to navigate. Very nice displays and people to help if you have questions. Best if...More

Thank ch0pkins13
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This museum is not very big, but the way the exhibits are organized, you have to walk through rows after rows of artifacts, in most instances you have to open drawers to look at the specimen as these are not openly displayed. There's a nice...More

Thank vetism
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We only had time for about 1.5 hrs here, and had to rush it, but really enjoyed the displays, starting with the huge blue whale skeleton hung above the entry hall. This museum was my favorite at UBC. And since it was not crowded, we...More

Thank nextwhiskeybar
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is must-see for Vancouverites. Even though it's a small building, there is LOTS to see and explore. Open up drawers and experience each glimpse in time at your own pace. Keep an eye out for Groupon deals!

1  Thank Tesss4
University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty,
the expansive parkland of the University Land
Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation
with the University of British Columbia. A large green
space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens,
botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and
hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a
breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to
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