Spring Break at the Museum

Hey! Mom and Dad! Are you thinking about where to bring your children during spring break in the next two weeks? How about a trip to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC? We will be hosting extra programming with our weekend schedule, March 16-31 (except for Mondays, March 18 & 25):

  • 10:15 a.m. Museum Tour
  • 11:00 a.m. Puppet Show
  • 12:00 p.m. Museum Tour
  • 12:45 p.m. Cold Cache (Activity)
  • 3:00 p.m. Museum Tour
  • 3:30 p.m. Story Time
  • All day: Crafts and activities

Museum Tour

Without food to eat, most organisms could not survive. Surviving those who are looking for food is no easy task! All species of plants and animals, fungi and microbes have come up with their own ways of eating and avoiding being eaten. On this interactive museum tour, explore the diverse relationships that we see in nature that are based on food, get hands-on with museum specimens and discover amazing stories of survival.

Puppet Show

Darwin’s great-great-granddaughter finds some mysterious boxes in the attic. Help figure out what these specimens taught Darwin about how organisms change over time to better survive in their environment.

Cold Cache (Activity)

To survive a long cold winter, many animals will “cache” (or hide) their food supply. Match food caches with the animals that have hidden them, try your hand at uncovering winter food sources, and learn some amazing ways that animals obtain enough energy to last them through to springtime!

Story Time

Listen to a story read out by our volunteers and learn more about biodiversity and how it relates to us.

We hope to see you at the museum soon! For more information on programming at the Museum, click here.