Drop-in Family Activities

Drop in between 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. the last Saturday of the month to enjoy a special ecosystem activity for families plus all of our regular museum programming, including puppet shows, Raising Big Blue movie, and museum tours!

These drop-in sessions are designed for children 5-12 years old accompanied by an adult (not suitable for preschool-aged children). All sessions will be held at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, with experts from the Pacific Museum of Earth making guest appearances. Note: Sign-in at the admissions desk anytime after 10:00 a.m., note that all drop-in activities will run between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

UNA Residents: Pre-register here to guarantee your spot at these activities!

Urban
January 28, 2017
How well do you know your neighbours? This month we will be taking a close look at our own backyard, through hands on activities learn about common urban animals, plants, insects, and rocks.

Mountains
February 25, 2017
Explore life on the edge. Through a series of a series of hands-on activities we learn about the life and geology of alpine zones.

Sea
March 25, 2017
Today we will peer beneath the ocean’s surface and discover the fascinating creatures and formations that make up life under the sea.

Air
April 29, 2017
Have you ever imagined a life above the clouds? Join us as we learn more about our climate; the movement of the wind; and the creatures that soar, swoop, and live life on the wing.

Meadow
May 27, 2017
Curious about our garden? Explore the wonderful plants, birds, and insects that make a home on the roof of the Beaty Museum.

Underground
June 24, 2017
Find out more about what goes on underground! Through hands-on activities we will learn about the soil and organisms that make up the mysterious world beneath our feet.