UBC Botanical Garden
UBC’s Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research is Canada’s oldest continuously operating university botanic garden. The mission of the Garden includes research, conservation, teaching and public display of temperate plants from around the world, particularly Asian, alpine and native.
Beaty Biodiversity Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is home to UBC's collection of over two million natural history specimens, including the magnificent 26-metre skeleton of a blue whale. Daily programming at this active research collection includes guided tours, films, lectures, family programs, hands-on science activities, Discovery Lab, biodiversity games and trivia.
Pacific Museum of Earth
PME offers a range of exciting exhibits to the public, including a digital OmniGlobe, the complete skeleton of a lambeosaur, a seven-foot-tall Amethyst Geode, and a tornado machine.
Nitobe Memorial Garden
The Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese Tea and Stroll garden, is considered one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan. The Nitobe includes a rare authentic Tea Garden with a ceremonial Tea House.
UBC Science is committed to supporting outreach programs targeting the science community and the general public.
From science Olympiads and fairs to math or biotech challenges, from discovery workshops to museum tours into the plant and animal worlds, to programs that bring science to Vancouver's downtown East Side. There's science for everyone.
UBC Faraday Science Show
Annual event emphasizes the joy of science and inspires the imagination of children of all ages. Demonstrations are based on undergraduate physics courses. Typically held in December.
Beyond the Magic Open House
With demonstrations shows, hands-on activities, prizes, and of course liquid nitrogen ice-cream, this is a day not to be missed!
CEDAR Summer Camp for Aboriginal Youth
Every year, CEDAR enables 45 local Aboriginal youth between the ages of eight and 12 to explore UBC’s Vancouver campus through fun and interactive programming. Campers get a whirlwind tour of the wild and wacky research being conducted by students and researchers around campus.
UBC Summer Science Program
A two-week cultural, health, and science program for Indigenous students going into grades 9-12. The program promotes interest in health and science programs through facilitated firsthand experience. The program includes traditional cultural teachings passed on to the students by program Elders.
Public Events at UBC's Life Sciences Institute
LSI holds a variety of public events, including lectures, research days, town halls and symposiums.
TRIUMF Saturday Morning Lectures
TRIUMF and UBC Physics and Astronomy sponsor a Saturday morning lecture series for the general public and high school students. Essential facts about the quantum world and a strong cup of coffee. Free, though registration appreciated.
Life Sciences Workshops
The Advanced Molecular Biology Lab, the educational arm of the Michael Smith Laboratories, works to inform the public at large on the societal, cultural, corporate, political, economic, and ethical nuances of the life sciences.
Computer Science Workshops for Teenagers
TechTrek and GIRLsmarts4tech provide opportunities for teenagers to expand their knowledge of computer science via short, hands-on workshops. GIRLsmarts4tech targets girls in Grades 6 and 7. TechTrek is open to boys and girls in Grades 8 to 12.
Geering Up Summer Camps and After-School Clubs
Geering Up UBC Engineering & Science for Kids offers camps and after-school clubs for children grades 1 to 12. The programs offer a dynamic mix of science, engineering and technology demonstrations, hands-on projects, design competitions and labs.
Teaching Science in the Community: Science 101
A non-credit, barrier-free course offered to residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and other inner-city communities. Science 101 provides an introductory science education in physics, astronomy, chemistry, computer science, earth and ocean science and biology and is taught by UBC professors and graduate students.