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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 yesterday

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!

Thank Tesss4
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Whether you are studying at UBC or coming into on campus just for the museum (for that school project or to spick your curiosity), the Beaty is a good choice. Start by looking into the water flowing creek and its plants along the side of...More

1  Thank mabrondani
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The blue whale skeleton definitely takes your breath away. And then all the items that has been catalogue and on display is super fascinating.

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Called ahead to inquire about exhibits and what attractions were there. What we were told on the phone wasn't at all what we found when we got there. It was disappointing. Also not very easy to find parking.

Thank Stirling57
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Never heard of this place till this year when I signed up for the Vancouver Passport and I'm so glad I went here. Just the whale skeleton was worth seeing. There is so much to see and so many animals to go through and look...More

1  Thank raspberryd
Reviewed 23 October 2016

if you have children/grandchildren who like natural history this is fun for them. the volunteers r knowlegable and friendly. there r hands on animals, bugs, plants etc. for them to interact w. and learn while playing. on weekends the volunteers provide different learning experiences for...More

Thank CommittedCruiser
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The blue whale skeleton is the highlight, but there is so much more to see here. I've been to the Natural History Museum in Oxford University and also London UK, and in my opinion this place is on par with them. We visited with my...More

Thank NutritionCoach
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is an extremely creative way for a University to house its plant / animal / fungi collections. The bulk of the museum space is taken by various locked cabinets for researchers to access, but scattered throughout are panels displaying some of collection in a...More

Thank Clifford A
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The massive blue whale skeleton is the highlight, and you see that upon entry and from the giftshop before you pay. Inside, in the "basement", there are rows upon rows of "things" to see. Loads of dead animals and birds and creatures from the sea....More

Thank KateinVancover
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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