Permanent Exhibitions

Fall in love with the diversity of life as you explore over 500 natural history exhibits, showcasing myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around British Columbia and the world.

Our specimens are organised in six collections, which form the centrepiece of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Over two million research specimens are housed in our museum, and specially designed windows give you unique glimpses into just a few of the stories that these specimens have to tell.

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Blue Whale Display

See the largest animals ever to have lived on earth – a blue whale!

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Culture at the Centre

Explore land and language through stories that connect six Indigenous communities to their territories.

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Dinosaur Trackways

Leap back in time and walk in the footprints of dinosaurs!

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Earth Timeline

Walk along 4.54 billion years of history, and get a close-up view of the last 500 million years.

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