Featured Attraction of the Week: Beaty Biodiversity Museum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)


Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a natural history museum in Vancouver, BC.

Explore UBC’s spectacular biological collections, with over 500 exhibits on display. Among the two million specimens housed in the museum, a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world. Through a combination of exhibits, hands-on activities, the museum is working to increase understanding of the interconnectedness of all life on Earth.

Sea/Life: Photographs by David Ellingsen
November 15, 2012 – February 3, 2013
Included with museum admission or membership

In this portrait series of creatures from the deep, Sea/Life addresses the troubled relationship between humans and the oceans. Many specimens from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum Fish Collection are featured in this award-winning series.

Also on display will be an essay by Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace International, written as a companion to David’s work. Each of the 25 photographs in this exhibition is accompanied by a quotation relating to that specific organism, by researchers working in the field of marine biology.

David Ellingsen is an award-winning Canadian photographer seen in over 40 national and international exhibitions. www.davidellingsen.com.

About the Beaty Biodiversity Museum:
Address: 2212 Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Phone: 604.827.4955
Website: www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (Closed on Mondays)

Getting There: For further information on how to get to the Beaty  Biodiversity Museum by car, public transit, or bicycle, please click here.

We’re giving away an Annual Family Membership to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Friday, November 30th and notify the winner by email.

Updated Friday, November 30: Congratulations Mark! You are the lucky recipient of an Annual Family Membership to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum! Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Be sure to check back next Monday for a new Featured Attraction of the Week.

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