Sunday, March 30, 2014

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

As I mentioned in the previous post, spring break this year was mostly spent at home, with the exception of the last 3 days when we decided to drive the 4 hours or so to Vancouver to visit Vic's mom (we stayed at the Sandman Signature again in Langley - the front desk clerk actually greeted Vic by name) and check out a few places that were on our list:  Science World Lego exhibit, sky train/shopping experience for Sophie and car show for Vic and Fynn.  I had also heard a few things through Trip Advisor about the Beaty Biodiversity Museum out at UBC.  Very low key place that has only been opened since 2010, but extremely cool.
Big Blue was the highlight.  Here is an exerpt from their website:
"Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived on earth. They rarely strand on beaches, and very few skeletons have been recovered for research or display. Worldwide, only 21 are available to the public for viewing. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is home to Canada's largest blue whale skeleton, a magnificent specimen that illustrates the interconnectedness of all living things."
Other highlights were going to the new Muppets movie (thanks to some gift cards we got at Christmas) and eating here.

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