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Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Shona S
Reviewed 24 August 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

Thank Onx23mm
Reviewed 11 August 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

Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed 3 August 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

Thank Sofia G
Reviewed 17 July 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

Thank LegoDad77
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Thank Ayman S
Reviewed 9 July 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

1  Thank Roary_and_Friends
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The main highlight is the assembled Blue whale skeleton in which its story is detailed in a film at the museum. Apart from the whale, the museum has a good collection detailing the diversity of terrestrial life. One of the areas with the most detail...More

Thank smrgeog
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The first thing that catches your eyes when you walk through the front doors is the magnificent bone structure of a blue whale. This whale washed up on the shores of BC back in the 80s and was buried in the sand so the body...More

1  Thank HannahBFoley
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We used a groupon to get our tickets and we're glad to have found the museum. It's chock full of interesting artifacts, which are best learned about on a tour. Then you can spend time enjoying your favorite topics.

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