Beaty Biodiversity Museum

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This national history museum at the University of British Columbia has a mammoth collection of over two million specimens which includes the famed 25 meter (82 feet) female blue whale skeleton, supposedly bigger than a brontosaurus. The museum's main aim is to spread the awareness of biodiversity and how it impacts the world we live in. This underground museum is worth the trip for the suspended blue whale skeleton itself. Enjoy the information shared by the guides about the blue whales and other specimens. There is also an interactive lab where you can try to be a scientist by comparing the claws of different bird species and more, under a microscope. The museum also has a family space filled with books, art and interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested and entertained.

Location:  2212 Main Mall, Beaty Biodiversity Centre, The University of British Columbia

Business hours:  Tu-Su 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.