The Biodiversity Museum is a natural history and science museum. It is located on 2212 Main Mall in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It has over 500 exhibits and over 20,000 square feet of floor space featuring million-year-old specimens. It features a range of specimens, including ancient dinosaur trackways, a 26-meter long blue whale skeleton, etc. Along with global natural history specimens, the museum also highlights the biodiversity of British Columbia. One of the museum’s core themes is to highlight the importance of biodiversity and how humans can conserve it. The museum is affiliated with The University of British Columbia, leading the research on conservation of biodiversity throughout the globe.
There is the Allan Yap Discovery Lab for a hands-on experience for the visitors. There is also the Allan Yap Theatre to view short documentaries on natural history and science. There are programs and tours for school children of all ages. There are also programs for adults, families, groups, and corporates. You can also schedule birthday parties which are suitable for children under 12 years of age. Each birthday party features decorated party space and support for museum staff. Programs are designed explicitly with activity-based experience. Tours are walking experiences with an experienced and trained museum interpreter. There is also a virtual tour of the museum, including audio, available on the museum website.
The museum hosts several exhibitions throughout the year. There is a small snack available at the museum. There are several cafes nearby the museum. No food or drink is allowed inside the exhibits to keep the specimens safe. Only water bottles are permitted. You can carry your backpacks with you. All visitors are encouraged to become members or donate to continue its work towards conserving biodiversity. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop to get a few souvenirs for your memorable visit to the Biodiversity Museum.