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Fri, February 8, 2013 until Sun, February 17, 2013
10:00 AM

Beaty Biodiversity Museum
2212 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC


FestEVOLVE 2013
Celebrating Charles Darwin and the Evolution of Life
February 8-17, 2013

Evolution explains how amazing organisms came to be and links us all together on one giant tree of life. But how does evolution happen? How long does it take? And how does it help us better understand and explore the biodiversity that we see today? Get hands-on with museum specimens in the lab, learn about current biodiversity research, and participate in daily programming that highlights relationships among species. All FestEVOLVE activities are included with regular museum admission. More information on the museum can be found at our website.

Special Daily Programming
February 8-17, 2013  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Puppet Shows – Darwin’s great-great-granddaughter finds some mysterious boxes in the attic. Help figure out what these specimens taught Darwin about how organisms change over time to better survive in their environment.

Museum Tours – Tour the museum through the lens of evolution, and hear stories that reveal what we know about past biodiversity, change, heritage, and adaptation.

Evolution Activities – Explore the collections as you search for evolutionary stories and complete a scavenger hunt. Other fun activities are waiting for you too!

Special Activity – Join us on weekdays at 12:30 p.m., and weekends at 12:45 p.m. for a DNA extraction demonstration. Learn more about our genetic blueprint and how it is passed down from generation to generation.


Weekday Schedule
11:00 a.m. Story Time
12:30 p.m. Cold Cache (Activity)
3:00 p.m. Museum Tour
3:30 p.m. Story Time
All day: Crafts and activities

Weekend Schedule
10:15 a.m. Museum Tour
11:00 a.m. Puppet Show
12:00 p.m. Museum Tour
12:45 p.m. Cold Cache (Activity)
3:00 p.m. Museum Tour
3:30 p.m. Story Time
All day: Crafts and activities