Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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Beaty Biodiversity Museum
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Address: 2212 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC, CANADA V6T 1Z4

Building: Beaty Biodiversity Centre
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Monday to Tuesday: Closed for research
Phone: 604.827.4955

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a new natural history museum on the UBC Vancouver Campus. It is home to Canada's largest blue whale skeleton display.

Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for children, and free for UBC staff and students. The museum opened in the Fall of 2010.


  • The Herbarium is home to over half a million specimens from around the world including vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, lichen, and fungi.
  • The Spencer Entomological Collection has over 600,000 specimens of insects and other terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates.
  • The Marine Invertebrate Collection houses a diverse array of animal specimens, featuring thousands of mollusk shells collected from different environments around the world.
  • The Cowan Vertebrate Collection houses over 40,000 specimens of mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.
  • The Fish Collection contains over 800,000 preserved fish in jars as well as skeletons, fossils, x-ray images, and DNA samples.
  • The Fossil Collection has over 20,000 fossils of from all over the world, from recent shells to ancient blue-green algae, the oldest evidence of life on Earth.


2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, CANADA V6T 1Z4

Fax: (604) 822-2416