Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver

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  • Bearing in mind this is a University Museum, if you go expecting huge displays of everything your going to be disappointed. Its mostly set up for academics, and im guessing most of the stuff is hidden...  more »
  • Is rather small and you'll find student volunteers giving explanations in some stands. The animals are scientifically catalogued in showcases, cabinets and drawers. h ' insects, stuffed animals, bones, etc. The ride consists of you walking through small corridors between these cabinets. Only recommend for the fans by biology. The price of admission is not cheap.
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  • Bottom line: The admission of $14 for an adult ($30-45 for a family) is simply not worth what the museum has inside (essentially just one exhibition, which is dark and difficult to view). Overview: I ...  more »
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  • It is sooo cool. The museum looks tiny on the street facade, I thought there is only a huge skeleton and that's all. But there is a large display area underground like a huge library! There are numerous specimen of animals and plants, definitely worth visiting. Since they have some of the shelves closed because of different display requirements or issues during some period of the time, I think it would be great to get a membership/annual pass and to visit couple of times year round. I just love it so much.
  • Great collection with variety of plants, insects, fossils, fish, terrestrial vertebrates, and marine invertebrates. Presented in taxidermy and fossilized forms. Very immersive and interesting to see all the different lifeforms from different parts of the world. Museum is relatively new and I wish some of the displays could be better. Some of the displays were kept in jars, which were hard to see and didn't really offer much. Overall, I was very impressed and definitely worth it for the price of admission (discounted price of $7 for 2).
  • Lots of cool specimens to see. The discovery lab at the back has stuff that you can touch so be sure to make a stop there.
  • Large collection of natural history specimens. Most are local to the area, or at least Canada, but there are a few from farther afield. Presented as a taxonomic tour through vertebrates, plants, fungus, fossils and more. Admission seems a little steep but maybe I am just cheap. Come prepared to get your learn on.
  • Cool place to kill some time if you're on a tour of the school, but other than that it's kind of a one time thing.
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