Self-preservation is the first law of nature, and the first law of self-preservation is full-body lamination before life-sized Jello mould. Explore nature in its impeccably preserved form with today’s Groupon to Beaty Biodiversity Museum on The University of British Columbia campus. Choose from the following options:
- For $6, you get one adult admission (up to a $12 value).
- For $12, you get two adult admissions (up to a $24 value).
- For $17, you get a one-day family pass for two adults and up to four children ages 17 and younger (a $35 value).
Housed in an environmentally friendly edifice, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum delights flora- and faunaphiles of all ages with 20,000 square feet of deftly curated collections and exhibits culled from The University of British Columbia’s expansive natural-history collections. More than 2 million specimens come to life with the help of savvy museum interpreters, and a plenitude of hands-on activities including crafts and interactive stations doles out factoid high-fives that imbue digits with knowledge. Learn the tricks of the trade from volunteers in the teaching lab, or treat hungry eyes to the cinematic feast of biodiversity-celebrating films in the auditorium. The Blue Whale Exhibit’s 26-metre centrepiece is the largest blue whale skeleton in Canada and gives nascent Cousteaus the chance to explore cetacean framework without the hassles of bribing a whale maker for his blueprints. Visitors can peruse the museum’s expansive activity schedule for upcoming events.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the UBC Museum Campus
Strengthened by its affiliation with UBC's Biodiversity Research Centre and more than 500 natural-history exhibits, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum aims to foster a deep bond between its visitors and all life on the planet. Dubbed the "Best Collection of Weird Things in Drawers," the Beaty Biodiversity Museum showcases more than two million biological specimens, and among the treasures are a 26-metre long (85 ft.) blue whale skeleton that looms over visitors as they arrive in the atrium. They also have the third largest fish collection in Canada, as well as an enormous collection of fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, and plants from around British Columbia and across the world. Those guests seeking an interactive experience can head to the Allan Yap Discovery Lab or check out a film in the Allan Yap Theatre. Designed by Vancouver-based Patkau Architects, the building also hosts interactive activities in the discovery lab, as well as public presentations and community gatherings aimed at illustrating the interconnectedness of all living things.
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