Procedures for a Safe Visit

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment. Our safety plan is in alignment with Step 3 of BC’s Restart Plan and UBC COVID-19 Campus Rules.

As a result of a Public Health Order, effective August 25, 2021, non-medical masks are required for all indoor public areas at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan, including lobbies, hallways, stairwells, elevators, classrooms and labs. Careful social contact is encouraged and daily self-health assessment is required.

The museum is not included in the PHO’s list of places where proof of vaccination is required. For this reason, proof of vaccination is not required for general museum attendance.

Please note that for special events, proof of vaccination and ID will be requested.


Tickets can be purchased at our Admission Desk or Online. Walk-ins are welcome!

Special Admission Tickets

All visitors who are eligible for special admission privileges must present the respective valid ID, pass, or voucher to validate the special pricing at the Admission Desk to redeem tickets.

Complimentary passes include coupons or pre-paid vouchers (Access 2 Card, Tourism Challenge Privilege Passes, BBM complimentary passes, and UTown privileges).


The museum is open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.

The museum will stay open until 8:30 pm on the third Thursday of every month for the Beaty Nocturnal.

Tours and Events

Tours and Events

The museum is offering in-person tours or programs. Check our What’s On calendar and our In-Person Tours and Programs for more information.


Our store is open the same days as the museum from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. To visit only the Beaty Museum Gift Shop, you do not need a ticket!

COVID-19 health and safety measures

  • Effective Wednesday, August 25, non-medical face masks are required at UBC and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. For more information and other exceptions, please read UBC COVID-19 Campus Rules.
  • A daily self-health assessment is required before visiting the museum. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  • All visitors and staff are asked to maintain careful social contact. Adults are asked to accompany children at all times.
  • Proof of vaccination will be requested for special events. As per provincial orders, all special event participants 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination (ie. BC Vaccine Card). The BBM reserves the right to deny entry or participation to anyone who doesn’t comply with the museum’s stated policies, procedures and visitor code of conduct.
  • High-touch surfaces will be cleaned daily. Hand sanitation stations will be installed at several key areas.
  • Research personnel will be accessing the collection during open hours; we ask visitors to please give them space to do their work.