Beaty Biodiversity Museum

  • Department of Science
  • University of British Columbia
  • 2212 Main Mall
  • Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
  • Phone: (604) 827-4955
Operating Status: OPEN

WTTC Safe Travels StampCurious by nature? Fall in love with the diversity of life as you discover over 500 exhibits, and stare through the jaws of the largest creature ever to live on Earth—the blue whale.

Explore the University of British Columbia’s rich biological collections of birds, insects, fish, fossils, plants and more in Vancouver's natural history museum.

With hands-on activities and entertainment for all ages, we invite you on a journey to discover the interconnectedness of all life on Earth, and our role in preserving these delicate systems.

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  • Operating Status::
    • OPEN

Facility Info

November 18, 2021 - April 24, 2022

Contemporary scans of seaweed collected from our Pacific Coast are layered onto historical lithographs of particular algal species, creating a taxonomic vector from past to present and into an uncertain future. The exhibit aims to broaden the ideas of seaweed as both taxonomer’s and artist’s muse. The exhibit will show luminous scans of seaweeds in combination with lithographs that are directly tied to the taxonomic history (the naming) of the algae. Beaty Biodiversity Museum November 18, 2021 – April 24, 2022… more