“the exhibits and the lighting were really great !”
“the explanations were awesome and really appreciated that the classifications were labelled”
“ really liked the interactive learning process for my son”
This past weekend the Beaty Biodiversity Museum opened its doors to around 800 enthusiastic museum-goers. Many comment cards were completed with very positive comments regarding the programming and collections (see above). The Beaty Museum Director, Dr. Wayne Madison, gave presentations on the making of the Museum and his research in the Theatre.
“We’d really love for people to fall in love with biodiversity and if that’s the only thing we do we’d consider ourselves a success, because biodiversity is just so amazing and if we’re going to protect it, people have got to love it,” said museum director Wayne Maddison.
Over 50 volunteers participated in the opening, including many science and science grad students, and Biodiversity Research Center staff who engaged with visitors over the collections.
Hundreds of “ treasures hunts” exploring the collections were completed and numerous whale buttons were handed out to
visitors, while donors Tricia and Ross Beaty and Dean of Science, Simon Peacock, attended the opening weekend festivities. The UBC Botanical Gardens had a info table and senior Gardens staff visited the Museum.
According to the Beaty, one of the best things was energy and life in the collections area as young and old got turned on to the spectacular and interesting biodiversity collections.