Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver
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The massive blue whale skeleton is the highlight, and you see that upon entry and from the giftshop before you pay. Inside, in the "basement", there are rows upon rows of "things" to see. Loads of dea... read more »
Amazing afternoon full of information. Looking at what research is all about. Plants, Fish, Birds, fungi :).
It's true this museum has a lot of specimens, but the whale skeleton alone is worth a visit i think. You can also get a pass to 3 other attractions for the price of admission here. Well worth it. Nice... read more »
This museum has a couple of million artifacts. Most are locked away, but many of the more exciting items are on display. There is a hands on area where you can hold and touch artifacts. The place was able to keep the attention of my 6 year old.
Best displays. Very engaging docents. We all learned something and enjoyed it. Even the cranky oldest child.
Doubling as an archive, the Biodiversity Museum has an interesting method of setting up its displays. Rather than set out only a portion of its displays and store the rest, the museum is set up as an archive, with glass windows in some of the cabinets for visitors to see through. Don't come expecting displays - despite this unorthodox style, it's rather interesting. The museum also has the skeleton of a blue whale suspended from the ceiling, adding an imposing presence, able to be seen through the glass walls.
This place made for a great date, but then, Im dating a biologist. Beaty feels like an actively researched collection, with more emphasis on scientific utility than public display. There some really great things to find here, the timeline of the earth and blue whale were highlights for me.
The whale skeleton is impressive, cool place to pop into while walking around UBC.
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