Talks & Events

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum encourages you to attend one of our engaging talks and special events. Most are geared to a general, all-ages audience (unless otherwise specified). We hope to spark your love of biodiversity through interesting and timely topics.

  • Guest Speakers and Special Events: Scientists and artists from different corners of the world bring their perspective on biodiversity to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

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All events listed below are included with museum admission or membership, unless stated otherwise.

Extreme Adaptations

As humans, we are drawn to the extreme – the grotesque, exciting, adorable, implausible and incredible. Organisms on this earth are equipped with extreme adaptations, capable of achieving amazing feats, while inhabiting and surviving in the seemingly impossible. There are extreme and fascinating examples from every branch on the tree of life. What are these extreme adaptations? How do they arise? How do we study them in extreme parts of the earth? At the museum, we will help satiate your extreme curiosity about the world around you.


January 31 - April 20, 2014
Dana Cromie

This series of portraits is Dana Cromie's reaction to the ongoing reduction by human activity of natural habitat.


April 2 - July 27, 2014
Various Artists, World Wildlife Fund, Science World

Produced by a collection of artists for World Wildlife Fund and Science World British Columbia, Wondrous: The Forest and Sea of the Great Bear powerfully illustrates the relationship between the land and the ocean, forest and river, economy and ecology.

Members Only Sneak-Peek Morning: April 2014

April 12, 2014
Join Beaty Biodiversity Museum members from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in this special, members-only, sneak-peek event. A Beaty Biodiversity Museum membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation.

Grassland and sagebrush food-webs are way cool because…

May 4, 2014, 1:00pm
Bill Harrower

Join Bill Harrower, PhD Candidate in the Botany Department and Biodiversity Research Center at UBC to learn more about the species that make up this fascinating part of our province.

Included with museum admission or membership

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