Hours & Directions

Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Join us for Nocturnal: every third Thursday, the museum is open
with admission by donation from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Museum is closed Mondays and Statutory Holidays.


Address

2212 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is located on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia.

Campus Accessibility Shuttle

The UBC Accessibility Shuttle launches in May 2018 as a pilot service that promotes accessibility on UBC’s Point Grey campus.

The shuttle is a free, shared ride service available only by reservation. It transports people with conditions that impact their mobility from designated stops to and from the central pedestrian areas of campus. The shuttle does stop outside the museum entrance. To learn more and to reserve your ride, please visit their website.

Driving

Please note Main Mall and parts of East Mall and University Boulevard are closed to vehicular traffic. The nearest parking is in Health Sciences Parkade, one block south of the museum across East Mall. For parking rates and alternate parking options, see UBC Visitor Parking.

  • From 4th or 10th Ave.: Turn south on Wesbrook Mall, take the right lane passing the UBC Hospital and turn right on Agronomy Road. Turn right at East Mall then turn right into the driveway for Health Sciences Parkade.
  • From 16th Ave.: Continue through the roundabout staying on 16th, then turn right on East Mall. Turn right into the driveway for Health Sciences Parkade.
  • From SW Marine Dr.: Turn right on 16th Ave., then left on East Mall. Turn right into the driveway for Health Sciences Parkade.

Walking from Health Sciences Parkade: exit the parkade and find East Mall, along the west side of the parkade. Walk north to the 4-way stop, and cross East Mall at the pedestrian crosswalk. Follow the asphalt path that goes through the grassy area. Proceed up the ramp on your left, the front door is at the top of the ramp, under the breezeway. Video directions or detailed walking directions.

For visitors with mobility issues: a passenger drop-off is available on Biological Sciences Lane (located between Michael Smith Laboratories and the Food, Nutrition, and Health Buildings). Going north on East Mall, turn left on Biological Sciences Lane, before the Bookstore. Turn left at the roundabout with the trees and stop to allow passengers to disembark. Please note there is no parking at this location.

Public Transit

UBC is easy to get to on transit (take any bus headed for UBC, these include the 4, 14, 43, 44, 84, 99, and 480) and we are a short walk from the bus loops.

[Update March 6, 2017] Please be aware the UBC transit exchange is currently under construction, with pedestrian detours in effect as shown in the map below. For up to date information on where you can catch your bus and where it will drop you off, please visit the UBC Campus Planning website.

Bicycle

  • Come in along 10th Ave./University Blvd., there’s a separate bike lane.
  • Go straight through the intersection of University Blvd. and Wesbrook Mall, following the indicated bike path
  • Go straight through the end of University Boulevard, slow down and yield to pedestrians
  • Go straight at East Mall, heading up along the side of the water feature
  • Turn left on Main Mall, heading south.
  • The museum will be on your left, there’s a low sign, and you should see the whale. There are plenty of bike racks near the museum entrance.

Hop-On Hop-Off

Departing regularly throughout the day from Canada Place, a ticket for the Vancouver Garden Express let’s you ride all day and has stops at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC Botanical Garden, Museum of Anthropology, Spanish Banks, and downtown Vancouver. Learn more about this service.


School Bus Drop Off

We have passenger drop-off accessed from East Mall via Biological Sciences Road (located between Michael Smith Laboratories and the Food, Nutrition, and Health Buildings). School busses can be parked on East Mall, south of Thunderbird Blvd (approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the museum).


Wayfinding Resources

Printable Map

UBC Wayfinding page