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Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mixed feelings about giving such a poor rating for this museum, which seems to have the potential to be so much more than it is, though perhaps its primary function is to collect and store specimens for research & it is a museum...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DuvallDesdemona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Given the description in the materials (and the fact that they charge the same admisison as other nearby and more complete museums) I was really expecting more. As stated in other reviews most of the "museum" consists of cases you can't see where they apparently...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight was the film on the resurrection and displaying of the whale. The other cabinets are interesting but not highly accessible- it was rather like being in the study of a biologist without having her there to explain what you were looking at. Great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jouet63
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We spent a good few hours here. It was a fascinating and interesting place to visit. The giant blue whale is of course a highlight, and once you see the video of how it came to be there you have an understanding of the enormous...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shonas804
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

The main attraction is the Blue Whale skeleton that hangs in the entry hall. You can actually go in and see the skeleton without paying to see the rest of the museum. After entering the museum via the ramp that takes you down under the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Onx23mm
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This attraction is located on the University of BC grounds on Main Mall. Once you enter the museum, you are greeted by an actual blue whale skeleton and then you follow the ramp down to the exhibits level. The organization of the exhibits are in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This is a great museum. The Blue whale skeleton that welcomes everyone is impressive, as the video that shows the process to collect, clean and install the bones. All signs and information are super educational, well organized and interactive. I saw many children and adults...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sofia G
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This place is located in the heart of UBC, parking is all over, however I recommend stopping at the parking garage over the street parking. There is a huge selection of animals, plants and bugs, and staff are more than willing to answer questions. Above...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

the place is very small and is free. i attended an event there. everything in place but nothing much to do .

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ayman S
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Took my kids here to take advantage of our Vancouver Inspiration Pass (which gave us free admission). The blue whale skeleton and the first bay of taxidermy specimens are the most visually impressive parts of the museum. For young children, the specimens there after are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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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