The Beaty Bio-Diversity Museum is 10!

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum opened its doors in 2010 and UBC’s vast natural history collections were put on public display for the first time.

“For 10 years, every visitor to the Djavad Mowafaghian Atrium has been wowed when they see that blue whale,” says Santa Ono, President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia.

“This breathtaking entrance sets the stage for thousands of awe-struck school-children to begin their journey of discovery within the Beatty Museum.

“Thank you for your gift to ensure the Beaty Museum’s Discovery Lab reflects the colourful and energetic nature of the children who use it. The childrens’ awed faces and squeals of delight during the process of discovery speak for themselves.

“I am warmed by the thought of so many children being inspired to care for, study and celebrate the natural world thanks to your gift and Dr. Mowafaghian’s incredible vision to better the lives of children through education and health.”