Nature Club – Entomology

Entomology is the study of insects. This month we are taking a closer look at some interesting insects in the museum collection and learning more about the fascinating features of these organisms.

With over half a million pinned specimens, 75,000 alcohol-preserved specimens and 25,000 specimens on slides, a visit to the Spencer Entomological collection at the museum is your chance to see incredible insect diversity.

Alongside drop-in style activities, this month, we’re hosting mini-workshops in the Discovery Lab!
Join one of the mini-workshops on Insect Magnification for Beginners at 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, or 12:30. We’ll discuss different tools that entomologists use to magnify insects. We’ll lead you through the steps to use a stereo/dissecting microscope and you can try it out (for ages 5+). Magnifying glasses will be available to use for younger scientists. Mini workshops are first-come, first-serve.

Registration for UBC Families

Are you a UBC Campus Family? Thanks to the generous support of Campus and Community Planning, UBC campus families can take part for free!

If you live, work, teach, or learn on either UBC Campus in Vancouver or Okanagan, or if you are a BBM member, please register below!

Registration for non-UBC Families

Nature Club is open to all families! Museum admission rates apply. If you would like to pre-book your visit, please register below!