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Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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Address: 2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-827-4955 ‎
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Outstanding Guides, Questionable Management

Our day camp went to Beaty Museum twice as part of our program: July 28th and August 11th. For both visits, we payed and hired two curators to guide the camp around the museum... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This one is not just a very modern efficient museum. Exhibits on display are organized in a very easy fashion, according to the Linnaeus system, so transition from one species to another is very logical. Exhibit on deer and their kin will make any hunter's heart stop, for antlers on display are impressive. Nearly all exhibits are accompanied by explanations... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our day camp went to Beaty Museum twice as part of our program: July 28th and August 11th. For both visits, we payed and hired two curators to guide the camp around the museum; one for children in primary grades and the other for intermediate grades. For our first visit, July 28th, the tour focused on the theme "Biodiversity in... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This museum has literally thousands of species of fossils, insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians etc on display in over 20,000 square feet of exhibit room, and the most spectacular is the skeleton of a blue whale suspended at its main foyer. The blue whale is the largest whale in existence. Be sure to watch the short video of how the researchers... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There seem to be a lot of interesting specimens in the collection, but most are not on display. Those that are, or those shown through photographs, are accompanied by very little information to help the visitor with interpretation.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed walking around and looking at all the specimans. The museum is full of interesting information and we'll set up, but I don'the think the average child would find much of interest.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was impressed by this the first time I was here, especially by the huge blue whale skeleton at the entrance! I took my folks and we watched the video detailing how they unearthed it- wow! Such a huge project with so many hurdles we had a completely new appreciation of the display! Staff were very helpful (Nicko) and talked... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a really good "rainy day" visit, as the entire museum is indoors and easily accessible for all mobility types. Rows upon rows of bio-collections so whatever is your thing; bugs, butterflies or bears, they have the collection and the friendly staff to show you cool stuff. and a giant skeleton of a blue whale of course.

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lots to see, explore, discover and learn. We went - just two adults - and found a lot to look at. Very educational about how they study natural history. Also, lots of creepy dead things that some kids might love!

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

For anyone interested in bio-diversity, this is a great place to visit. The museum is the public face of the huge array of specimens held for research at this UBC faculty. While much of the huge volume of items is shut away in vast cupboards waiting for the next researcher to ask for access to them, there are fascinating examples... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

From the Blue Whale skeleton exhibit in the entrance hall, we were taken on a tour by an expert volunteer. Ok, it's modest in comparison to the Natural History Museum in London, but it's still extensive, modern, and beautifully laid out. If you ask questions the staff are very happy to spend extra time with you. The location is the... More 

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