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Give your students the unforgettable hands-on experience of exploring UBC’s impressive and extensive collection of over two million natural history specimens and increase their awareness of biodiversity, ecology, and conservation.
FREE General Admission for Teachers!
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a great place to take your class. Our exhibits, activities, and lessons can support your classroom, whether you teach preschool, K-12, or post-secondary. Show your teacher federation or association ID for complimentary admission for you and one guest. We suggest visiting prior to your field trip to become familiar with our space and specimens.
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Book your school visit. Depending on your class’s needs, a group program or tour may also be appropriate. Our educator resources can also add an educational element to your museum experience, before, during, or after your visit.
Click through each of our programs for additional details, curriculum links, and recommended resources to use before, during, and after your visit.
Please make sure you have reviewed our booking information before completing the online booking form.
All grades | 90 minutes
Tuesday-Sunday year-round, 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and offer students hands-on learning experiences with museum specimens to increase students' awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. Your group is welcome to stay after the visit or lesson to explore the collections if you have time, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
All grades | Flexible length
Tuesday-Sunday year-round; additionally on Mondays between Victoria Day and Thanksgiving Day, inclusive
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Explore our six collections at your own pace with your own focus. You design and lead your own lesson or take advantage of our on-going and featured activities. The duration of your visit is flexible to best suit your needs.
Information for Teachers
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your program time, so you can check in, visit the washrooms, and begin exploring the museum. When your group lesson is over, you don’t have to go home! The museum hosts a wide range of student-friendly activities including scavenger hunts and nature themed crafts. Full-day museum admission is included with your lesson price. For more information, please check our What's On Today page. To find out more about booking a school program or self-led school visit visit our booking information page where you will find rates, availability and other information.
Minimum 15 participant charge per museum-led program, tour, and self-led visit; these fees cover program delivery and staffing costs. Children under five years old receiving a museum-led school program or tour will be charged the child rate to cover program delivery and staffing costs. One adult (includes teachers and chaperones) free for every 10 students; additional adult guests may join your group for $10.00/person. Educational programs and experiences are subject to change. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum reserves the right to cancel, change or reschedule a booking due to unforeseen circumstances, such as staffing issues.
Click here for resources that can add an educational element to your museum experience, before, during, or after your visit.