Children

Outside of school, many children are active in different groups, such as summer camps, clubs, and activity groups. We understand that these needs are different than a school group’s needs, and we have programming designed especially for non-school groups.

Our specially designed programs include hands-on museum learning, crafts to take home, and an outdoor component. We head outside, rain or shine – so dress appropriately. All-day museum admission is included with the program price.

Note: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your program time, so you can check in, visit the washrooms, and begin exploring the museum.


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Programs & Tours

Biodiversity in Your Backyard

Ages 5-12: Discover the plants, animals, and insects that live in your own backyard.

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Collections Experience

Ages 13+: Experience a collections-specific tour with a curator showcasing their area of expertise.

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Feathered Friends

Ages 8-12: Learn the basics of bird watching – shape, colouration, behaviour and sound.

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Museum Tour with a Curator

Ages 13+: Experience a collections-specific tour with a curator showcasing their area of expertise.

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Self-Led Visits

All ages: Explore the museum’s six collections at your own pace and with your own focus.

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Sketching

All grades and ages: touch and observe museum specimens while practicing sketching and drawing skills.

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Tales of Treasure

Ages 12+: UBC celebrated 100 years in 2015, explore some of the Beaty’s favourite specimens.

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To Eat or Be Eaten

Ages 12+: Explore the diverse relationships in nature based on food.

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Whale of a Tale

Ages 5-12: Dive into the world of whales to discover more about their amazing lives.

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What is Biodiversity?

Ages 12+: Learn what biodiversity is and what makes it so fascinating.

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