For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Join the pursuit of leafy progress with today’s Groupon to UBC Museums and Gardens. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get a concession UBC Museums and Gardens Pass (a $31.36 value). This pass is valid for children age 13–17, non-UBC students, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
- For $18, you get an adult UBC Museums and Gardens Pass (a $36.96 value).
- For $46, you get a family UBC Museums and Gardens Pass (a $95.20 value).<p>
Passes include:<p> * One admission to each of the following museums: the Museum of Anthropology, UBC Botanical Garden, and Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Each admission must be used within six months. * One admission to the Nitobe Memorial Garden that must be used with 12 months.
Along with entry to each of the four attractions, you also will receive coupons for: <p> * 20% off books, clothing, and gifts at UBC Bookstore * 15% off food at selected UBC Food Service venues, including Café MOA * 10% off admission to the Greenheart Forest Canopy Walkway at UBC Botanical Garden for up to two adults and four children under 18 years of age.<p>
Research conducted by UBC’s faculties of Arts and Science metamorphoses into public knowledge at four campus museums and gardens. Guests browse the Museum of Anthropology’s temporary and permanent exhibits after passing the entrance’s commissioned Musqueam artworks and successfully answering the riddles of professorial guards. The Multiversity Galleries showcase more than 10,000 objects from cultures around the world, and the Great Hall’s 15-metre-high glass walls host music, drama, and dance performances and house Northwest Coast totem poles. The staff at the UBC Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore a curated collection of 12,000+ plants hailing from temperate forests and gardens in British Columbia, North America, and Asia. Visitors receive a discount on admission to the Greenheart Forest Canopy Walkway, a 308-metre aerial trail system that winds through forest canopies to grant a pterodactyl’s-eye view of the West Coast ecosystem.
Step into the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, where two million specimens form six collections staffed and serenaded daily by knowledgeable volunteers and interpreters. Learn about fungi, marine creatures, and fossils before visiting the Cowan Tetrapod Collection, which has more than 40,000 specimens of vertebrates, including the enormous skeleton of a blue whale. When open for the season in April, guests pass an authentic Japanese garden in the Nitobe Memorial Garden and staff members prune and sculpt local vegetation into traditional Japanese styles and tend to various maple and cherry trees, azaleas, and irises.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
There are more than two million biological specimens showcasing the research at UBC housed within the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Among the museum's treasures are an 85-foot-long (26-metre) blue whale skeleton, which looms over visitors in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada. Additionally, a myriad of fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. Those seeking an interactive experience can head to the Allan Yap Discovery Lab or check out a film in the Allan Yap Theatre.