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| Museum-Led School Programs & Tours
$7.00 plus tax per child
| Self-Led Visit
$6.00 plus tax per child |
All museum-led lessons are offered at 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Self-led visits are available at 10:30 a.m.. 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Collections Experience | All grades | 1 hour | Behind the cabinets and doors of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum are the people and specimens that make it tick. Unveil the stories and process that supports the museum, and get behind-the-scenes access with a curator. Plan extra time before and after your experience to explore and enjoy the museum.
Self-Led Visit | All grades | Flexible length | Explore our six collections at your own pace with your own focus. You design and lead your own lesson or take advantage of our on-going and featured activities. The duration of your visit is flexible to best suit your needs.
Teacher Tour | As an educator, how can you help facilitate student learning at the museum? The museum contains a wide variety of specimens and information, which can be catered to learners of all ages. On this unique tour, appropriate for teachers of all grades and ages, you will explore strategies to utilize the museum as part of your teaching plan. Learn about the museum's collections, programs, activities, resources, and more!
Earth Experience | All grades | 4.5 hours | The Beaty Museum and Pacific Museum of Earth (PME) have joined forces to offer tours and programs to compliment your science curriculum. Located less than a 5 minute walk apart, the Beaty and PME are perfect field trip locations to combine for a full-day visit to UBC. By taking part in E2, students will explore the amazing natural forces that shape the earth and how this has influenced the variety of insects, plants, and animals around us.
Sketching | All grades | 1.5 hours | Life is diverse, exciting, and incredibly beautiful. During this program, your class will have the opportunity to touch and observe museum specimens while practicing sketching and drawing skills. We will pull out specimens and stories focused on BC Biodiversity, including familiar neighbours from the lower mainland.
Observing Nature | Grades K-7 | 1.5 hours | Explore the museum’s collections through activities that will develop observational, recording, and sharing skills. Students will create several nature journal entries, reinforcing the scientific importance of keeping good notes and clear drawings.
Discovering Plants | Grades 2-4 | 1.5 hours | Plants are all around us and play an essential role in the lives of many living things – including ours! Students will investigate plant parts, life cycles, and discover the relationships between plants and other living things. Focusing on flowering plants, your class will explore the herbarium, get hands on with real museum specimens, share their learning with each other, and get moving with an interactive game.