Bean Life Science Museum

Bean Life Science Museum Admission to the museum is free. Check out our website: http://mlbean.byu.edu
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To request an in-house education program please select an open date and time and fill out the corresponding form: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15883726&appointmentType=6829210 To request an outreach education program please select an open date and time and fill out the corresponding form: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15883726&appointmentType=6830101 Holiday Closings: New Years: New Years Eve Closed New Years Day Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day 10 AM to 5 PM Presidents' Day 10 AM to 5 PM Memorial Day 10 AM to 5 PM Independence Day July 3rd 10 AM to 5 PM July 4th Closed Pioneer Day July 23rd 10 AM to 5 PM July 24th Closed Labor Day 10 AM to 5 PM Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Wed 10 AM to 5 PM Thanksgiving Day Closed Christmas December 23rd 10 AM to 5 PM Christmas Eve Closed Christmas Day Closed Winter Holiday Hours 10 AM to 5 PM

Mission: We inspire wonder and reverence for our living planet.

04/10/2020
We’re going live today at 11 AM to talk about horns, antlers, and tusks. Join Bean Museum student educator Maren on Face...
04/10/2020

We’re going live today at 11 AM to talk about horns, antlers, and tusks. Join Bean Museum student educator Maren on Facebook Live to learn more about these fascinating adaptations.

Thanks for watching our Discovery Reading today. Join us on Friday at 11 AM for Life Science Live with student educator,...
04/09/2020

Thanks for watching our Discovery Reading today. Join us on Friday at 11 AM for Life Science Live with student educator, Maren. She will be talking about horns, antlers, and tusks.

04/09/2020
Join us for virtual Discovery Reading is this morning at 11 AM on Facebook Live. Follow us or subscribe to receive updat...
04/09/2020

Join us for virtual Discovery Reading is this morning at 11 AM on Facebook Live. Follow us or subscribe to receive updates of all our programs and exhibits.

04/08/2020
We're exploring another collection today at the Bean Museum. Join us at 11 AM on Facebook Live for another fun behind th...
04/08/2020

We're exploring another collection today at the Bean Museum. Join us at 11 AM on Facebook Live for another fun behind the scenes tour.

04/07/2020
Remember Discovery Reading is this morning at 11 AM on Facebook Live.  Follow us or subscribe to receive updates of all ...
04/07/2020

Remember Discovery Reading is this morning at 11 AM on Facebook Live. Follow us or subscribe to receive updates of all our programs and exhibits.

04/06/2020
Bird Watching with the Bean

Looking for something to do this week while social distancing? Birding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors by yourself or in small groups. We put this video together a few years ago on how to go birding. https://vimeo.com/122040221 #alonetogether #socialdistancing #birding

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04/03/2020
Remember today at 11 AM on Facebook Live, we’re taking a behind the scenes tour of one of the Bean Museum’s scientific c...
04/03/2020

Remember today at 11 AM on Facebook Live, we’re taking a behind the scenes tour of one of the Bean Museum’s scientific collections.

Thanks for joining us today for Discovery Reading. Come back tomorrow at 11 AM for a special museum behind the scenes co...
04/02/2020

Thanks for joining us today for Discovery Reading. Come back tomorrow at 11 AM for a special museum behind the scenes collection tour on Facebook Live.

04/02/2020
04/02/2020
Discovery Reading is returning this morning at 11 AM on Facebook Live. Remember to follow us or subscribe to receive upd...
04/02/2020

Discovery Reading is returning this morning at 11 AM on Facebook Live. Remember to follow us or subscribe to receive updates of all our programs and exhibits.

We hope you've "bean" enjoying our April Fools Posts. This ends our bean posts we'll return you to your regular posts to...
04/01/2020

We hope you've "bean" enjoying our April Fools Posts. This ends our bean posts we'll return you to your regular posts tomorrow. We hope they made your day a little brighter. Stay safe and have fun- The Bean Team.

Image by JulieBlueBerry on Pixabay

Come to the Museum to meet Shasta the Liger!
04/01/2020

Come to the Museum to meet Shasta the Liger!

Many people don't like Lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus) and they are often used as a nasty food in children’s books. But i...
04/01/2020

Many people don't like Lima beans (Phaseolus lunatus) and they are often used as a nasty food in children’s books. But it’s also referred to as the butter bean for its creamy texture. And if you want your kids to eat it, just call it by it’s other name, the Madagascar bean!

The Mexican jumping bean are seed pods, not beans, from a shrub native to Mexico.The pod is home to a moth larvae that e...
04/01/2020

The Mexican jumping bean are seed pods, not beans, from a shrub native to Mexico.The pod is home to a moth larvae that eats the inside of the pod making the Mexican jumping bean move. These movements are often intensified by warmth giving the Mexican jumping bean its name.

How can you tell the difference between a can of green beans and a can of soup? Read the label. All jokes aside, the gre...
04/01/2020

How can you tell the difference between a can of green beans and a can of soup? Read the label. All jokes aside, the green been originated in Peru. There are now over 17 varieties of green bean and they vary in size and taste. It is the third most popular garden plant.

While jelly beans may not be a real plant the Sedum rubrotinctum or jelly bean plant is a succulent whose leaves look li...
04/01/2020

While jelly beans may not be a real plant the Sedum rubrotinctum or jelly bean plant is a succulent whose leaves look like jelly beans. Sadly their leaves do not taste like jelly beans but they are pretty.

Photo by J.J. Harrison

Some claim the Jelly Bean (Phaseolus gelatus) was discovered as early as 1861. However, a reliable description of the be...
04/01/2020

Some claim the Jelly Bean (Phaseolus gelatus) was discovered as early as 1861. However, a reliable description of the bean was not made until 1905. Remarkably despite the jelly bean being sterile, new jelly beans are found in droves each spring. Photo by FoodieFactor at Pixabay.

The largest bean pods are found on the Entadas gigas sometimes called Monkey Ladder or Sea Beans have bean pods that can...
04/01/2020

The largest bean pods are found on the Entadas gigas sometimes called Monkey Ladder or Sea Beans have bean pods that can grow to nearly six feet in length. The beans can be nearly 3 inches in diameter and are hollow letting them float.

Photo by Jeffdelonge on Wikipedia

We need to spill the beans. So many museum visitors ask us, "Where are the beans?" So for one day only, all our posts wi...
04/01/2020

We need to spill the beans. So many museum visitors ask us, "Where are the beans?" So for one day only, all our posts will focus on the amazing world of beans and legumes. We hope you enjoy.

Photo by Pexels of Pixabay.

Kidney Bean Photo by Tiia Monto
04/01/2020

Kidney Bean Photo by Tiia Monto

There have been zero reported cases of COVID-19 in clown fish populations around the world. Why? Because clown-fish have...
03/31/2020

There have been zero reported cases of COVID-19 in clown fish populations around the world. Why? Because clown-fish have been following social distancing practices by staying home in their anemone. Fun fact: clown fish rarely stray more than a few yards from their host anemone. Be like a clown fish, stay home and stay healthy. Image by congerdesign from Pixabay

Did you know that hyenas are not dogs? These bizarre creatures are part of their own family called Hyaenidae. The closes...
03/31/2020

Did you know that hyenas are not dogs? These bizarre creatures are part of their own family called Hyaenidae. The closest living relatives to the hyena are actually the mongoose and the meerkat. Find out more info about the hyena in this exhibit video http://ow.ly/IxRv50z1btn

Exhibits Up Close. Here is a view you don't get to see every day at the Bean Museum. The honey badger is looking for som...
03/30/2020

Exhibits Up Close. Here is a view you don't get to see every day at the Bean Museum. The honey badger is looking for some tasty honey inside this hollow log in the Into Africa exhibit. Learn more about the honey badger in this short video. https://vimeo.com/91748230

03/27/2020
Staying isolated helps keep these little guys safe from predators. Learn more about how different habitats help keep ani...
03/27/2020

Staying isolated helps keep these little guys safe from predators. Learn more about how different habitats help keep animals safe and thriving today at 11 AM during our Habitat Hunters program on Facebook Live and Instagram.
#alonetogether #stuckinside #keeplearning #nature

03/26/2020
03/26/2020
Did you hear? Discovery Reading starts at 11 AM Today on Facebook Live and Instagram. You Otter watch! #stuckathome #alo...
03/26/2020

Did you hear? Discovery Reading starts at 11 AM Today on Facebook Live and Instagram. You Otter watch! #stuckathome #alonetogether #storytime

Puffer fish are really great at social distancing but for some of us it can be difficult to be cooped up. The Bean Team ...
03/25/2020

Puffer fish are really great at social distancing but for some of us it can be difficult to be cooped up. The Bean Team is here to help! Join us on Facebook Live and Instagram tomorrow at 11 AM for Discovery Reading.
#stuckinside #beanteam #storytime

03/25/2020
Here's a sneak peek! We're 30 minutes away from a behind the scenes tour of one of our collections. Watch on Instagram o...
03/25/2020

Here's a sneak peek! We're 30 minutes away from a behind the scenes tour of one of our collections. Watch on Instagram or Facebook Live,

Join us tomorrow at 11 AM on Facebook Live and Instagram for a Special Behind the Scenes tour of part of the Bean Museum...
03/24/2020

Join us tomorrow at 11 AM on Facebook Live and Instagram for a Special Behind the Scenes tour of part of the Bean Museum Collection.

Go on a virtual field trip
03/24/2020
Go on a virtual field trip

Go on a virtual field trip

For the time being, gathering places like libraries and museums are closed to the public. That doesn't mean, though, that you are without some of their amazing programs.

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Address

645 E 1430 N
Provo, UT
84602

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(801) 422-5050

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The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum uses science and education to highlight the wonders of the natural world. Our programs aim to build faith and curiosity among our visitors as they explore our museum.

To request an in-house education program please select an open date and time and fill out the corresponding form: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15883726&appointmentType=6829210 To request an outreach education program please select an open date and time and fill out the corresponding form: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15883726&appointmentType=6830101


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