We awoke to the rainiest day yet in Vancouver, and decided that since the forecast called for all day showers, we'd spend the day checking out some museums. A couple friends suggested the University of British Colombia campus for what it had to offer, so we took a UBC bound bus and a couple umbrellas to spend the day there. Our first stop (after navigating the huge campus with Google Maps) was at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. My friend Sarah suggested we take a look at the blue whale skeleton there. Wow, it was truly amazing. The rest of the museum was filled with fascinating specimens of everything - fossils, plants, fungi, fish, insects, birds, and mammals. Todd found it very interesting, and I would have too if I wasn't chasing a toddler through the long dark rows of cabinets. I wouldn't consider it the best choice for a young family but the guided tours and puppet show put on for kids helped bring the collection to life.
After the Beaty and a lunch on campus, we took a walk over the the Museum of Anthropology. That one deserves it's own post!