Hours & Directions


Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Gift Shop hours – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

Beaty Nocturnal – Every third Thursday of the month, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm with admission by donation.

The Museum is closed Mondays and Statutory Holidays.
Please see our calendar for museum closure dates.


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 is a pilot service that promotes accessibility on UBC’s Point Grey campus.

The shuttle is a free, shared ride service available only by reservation. Shuttle stop 12 (Earth Sciences) is located just opposite the museum. To learn more and to reserve your ride, please visit their website.

Please visit our Accessibility page if you have any further questions about your visit to the museum.


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 located at 2250 Health Sciences Mall, 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 needs: 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 general parking at this location. There is one accessible parking space that can be used on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.


  • 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.

Ride-hailing services at UBC

Designated “Ride-hail Spots” for Pick-up and Drop-off: To improve safety and manage the expected additional vehicles on campus, curb space has been allocated for pick-ups and drop-offs within the central academic campus. These locations are called “ride-hail spots” and are identified with signage to help users find their pick-up or drop-off location. When users request a trip within the central academic campus, the operator’s app will automatically direct you to the closest designated ride-hail spot.

A map of designated locations is shown below along with an example of the signs that are installed at each ride-hail spot.

Map of ride-hail pick-up and drop-off spots: Download a printable map

Construction and Detours

The UBC campus is undergoing many upgrades and improvements, which do result in closed roads and detours. Please visit UBC’s Transportation website for the most up-to-date map of any active detours.

School Bus Drop-Off and Parking

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