Elementary School

All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and offer students hands-on learning experiences with museum specimens to increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and conservation. School programs focus on conveying the beauty, wonder, and importance of biodiversity.

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

Beasts Big and Small

Grades K-2: Explore biodiversity by comparing and contrasting museum specimens.

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Discovering Plants

Grades 2-4: Investigate plant parts, life cycles, and the relationships between plants and other living things.

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Earth Experience

Grades K-12: Enjoy a full day with a joint program at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Pacific Museum of Earth.

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Observing Nature

Grades K-4: Explore with activities that develop observational, recording, and sharing skills.

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One Life to Live

Grades 3-7: Hands on activities and use museum specimens to learn about adaptations and relationships.

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Self-Led Visits

All grades and 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

Grades 7-12: UBC celebrated 100 years in 2015, explore some of the Beaty’s favourite specimens.

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To Eat or Be Eaten

Grades 7-12: Explore the diverse relationships in nature based on food.

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What is Biodiversity?

Grades 7-12: Learn what biodiversity is and what makes it so fascinating.

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