Special Admission Tickets

Museum visitor numbers are now limited. Walk-in visitors will be accepted if space allows. We strongly encourage all visitors to pre-book a timed-entry ticket online. Please allow at least 60 minutes for your visit to the museum!

Effective Wednesday, September 16, non-medical face masks are mandatory at UBC and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Please visit this link for more details. Please read our policies and procedures.



Membership BBM Members receive free admission and must present a valid BBM membership card at the point of entry. Please show your membership card at the Admission Desk.
UBCcard UBC students, staff, faculty receive free admission but must present a valid UBC photo ID at point of entry. One complimentary admission per card. A valid UBCcard must be presented. You will not receive free admission unless you present an unexpired UBCcard. No exceptions. Offer does not extend to cardholder’s family members.
Children (0-4) Children (0 – 4) receive free admission AND must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


If you are eligible for any of the following special admission privileges, please follow the instructions below to pre-book your timed-entry tickets online.

All visitors who pre-book timed-entry tickets with any of these special admission privileges must present the respective valid ID, pass, or voucher to validate the special pricing at the Admission Desk.


On the ticketing page, enter your promo code when prompted (if you are on a mobile phone, scroll to the bottom of the page). Then select your preferred date and time to visit. The promo code will unlock your free ticket type. Select the number of tickets you are eligible for, then proceed to the checkout to finish your transaction.

GROUPON Groupon Select a number of tickets corresponding to the number of visitors using the Groupon. If you use the app, do not redeem yourself. If you print the Groupon, ensure the barcode is visible.
GROUPONEXP Expired Groupon Use the online platform to book unpaid tickets for your group. When you arrive at the Museum, we will redeem your expired Groupon, calculate the cost of admission and you will purchase tickets at the till.
VANPASS Vanpass One admission per Vanpass. Have Vanpasses ready to present at the Admission Desk.
BUILDBACK Build Back Tourism Pass Complimentary admission for the Build Back Tourism Ticket holder and one guest. Valid photo ID and ticket must be presented at Admission Desk. Valid from May 1 to September 30, 2021.
BBMALUMN Alumni One complimentary admission with the purchase of admission of equal or higher value. Only one offer per card. Alumni card or app must be presented. No other card or type of documentation will be accepted.
UTOWN UTown One complimentary admission per card. A valid UTown card must be presented for each visitor aged five and up.
CANOO Cultural Access Pass or Canoo app Up to 6 tickets per pass/app. Limit of up to 2 adults and 4 children/youth, with valid CAP card or Canoo mobile app. Passholder must present valid photo ID.
VPL Vancouver Public Library Vancouver Inspiration Pass Up to 4 tickets per pass. Complimentary admission for up to four visitors aged five and up. A valid library card or photo ID matching the pass must be presented.
TVAN20 Destination Experience Pass Complimentary admission for passholder and one guest. Passholder must present valid photo ID.
EDUC Educator Complimentary admission for educator and one guest. Proof that you are an educator, such as membership with a teachers’ association or staff card, must be presented.
Attendant Complimentary admission for a caregiver, mental health worker, attendant to a visitor with a disability, educational assistant, parent with a neurodivergent child, etc.
Friends and Family Complimentary admission as marked on pass. Pass must be handed in at Admission Desk.
Back of BBM Business Card One complimentary admission. Card must be handed in at Admission Desk.
ADMITONE Admit One Card Complimentary admission as marked on card. Card must be handed in at Admission Desk.
NATURE UBC Nature Club FREE admission for UBC Campus Families. Limit of up to 2 adults and 4 children. Valid only between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Nature Club weekends. Only valid during the months when Nature Club is taking place.
RECIPR20% Partner Tickets 20% discount for discounted partner tickets.


BBM’s online ticketing is operated by The Chan Centre. You will be required to create an online account with The Chan Centre to complete your online booking. (If you have previously purchased tickets to events at The Chan Centre, or have previously registered for any of BBM’s ticketed events and workshops, you may already have an existing online account—you will need to log into that account.)

For technical assistance to book timed-entry tickets online, or if you have pre-booked a timed-entry ticket, but are no longer able to visit because you are sick, please contact The Chan Centre: 604-822-2697 or tickets@tickets.ubc.ca.