Gift Shop & Niche Cafe

Museum Gift Shop

No visit to Beaty Biodiversity Museum is complete without a stop at the Museum gift shop! You'll find a hand-picked collection of entertaining and unique natural history hand puppets, books, giftware, cards, and clothing for nature enthusiasts of all ages.


Collection Specimen Prints

The gift shop also sells matted and framed prints of selected specimens in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum's Herbarium and Entomology collections, as well as blank greeting cards showcasing photographs of BC native plants. 

View Herbarium Collection prints available for sale
View Entomology Collection prints available for sale


Phylo is a card game that celebrates ecosystems in all their awesomeness. Building off the popularity of trading card games like Pokemon, Phylo showcases the many weird, wonderful, and wacky species that live on Earth and deals with some serious threats to ecosystems, such as wildfires, oil spills, and climate change. Players use their cards to build food chains, create stable ecosystems, sabotage opponents’ ecosystems, and rack up points in the process.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum Phylo Starter Deck contains 48 full-colour playing cards featuring organisms found in the Pacific northwest. The deck was developed in collaboration with scientists at the museum and was illustrated by local artists. Get your deck at the museum gift shop.

Click here for more information on Phylo.


Plant Presses from the Herbarium

Our handmade plant presses are lightweight but sturdy, suitable for collecting the field, or your backyard. Each press consists of damp-resistant yellow cedar top and bottom frames, sheets of corrugated cardboard to separate specimens, and heavy-duty nylon straps to bind everything together. The presses are approximately 12x18 inches. for details please contact the Herbarium directly


Niche Café

Need a quick bite? Visit the Niche Café for a selection of food and drinks. Visit UBC Food Services for hours and more information.

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