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.

Did you know fires can impact how much snow ends up on the forest floor? BYU Students have been exploring how forest fir...
02/04/2020

Did you know fires can impact how much snow ends up on the forest floor? BYU Students have been exploring how forest fires change our woodlands and our water systems. Have you observed ways that fire changes nature?
http://ow.ly/KwS250ydk5t

Too bad these fish have to stay in school. Your school might be out but you can still come and learn about science and n...
02/03/2020

Too bad these fish have to stay in school. Your school might be out but you can still come and learn about science and nature at the Bean Museum today. We're open until 9PM

We don't think we'll see any of these out birding this Superb Owl weekend but stay tuned to learn what we did see on our...
02/01/2020

We don't think we'll see any of these out birding this Superb Owl weekend but stay tuned to learn what we did see on our birding trip. Most owls are nocturnal with only a few like the Burrowing Owl active in the day. We're heading out pretty early on Saturday so no owls for us.

Have you seen our Arctic Fox in the Life on Top Exhibit? Foxes like him are adapted for snowy days. Even though it's sno...
01/17/2020

Have you seen our Arctic Fox in the Life on Top Exhibit? Foxes like him are adapted for snowy days. Even though it's snowing we are still open today!
Picture by David Mark on Pixabay

You don't have to travel the world to discover new species. They may be hiding in your own back yard. Find out more abou...
01/14/2020

You don't have to travel the world to discover new species. They may be hiding in your own back yard. Find out more about Strumigenys ananeotes in the most recent volume of the Western North American Naturalist. http://ow.ly/K97r50xV9Pp Photo from by Pexels from Pixabay

Did you know you can watch Frozen on demand at the Bean Museum? Not that Frozen. Our interactive Science on a Sphere Exp...
01/10/2020

Did you know you can watch Frozen on demand at the Bean Museum? Not that Frozen. Our interactive Science on a Sphere Explorer exhibit in the Living Planet Atrium let's you explore our planets systems and how they impact life here on Earth.
#notthatfrozen #scienceonasphere #NOAA

What's your favorite Utah bird? Don't miss out on going birding with us February 1st. More info in the link. #birding #n...
01/07/2020

What's your favorite Utah bird?
Don't miss out on going birding with us February 1st. More info in the link. #birding #nature #utah #explore
http://ow.ly/2ADm50xPC9l
Yellow Rumped Warbler Photo by Skeeze on Pixabay

Have you been collecting our Bean Museum Bio-cards? They're a fun way to learn about different plants and animals. You c...
01/02/2020

Have you been collecting our Bean Museum Bio-cards? They're a fun way to learn about different plants and animals. You can collect a different one each week by interacting with our student educators. #collectthemall

01/02/2020

We're back to normal hours starting tomorrow. We hope you had a good break.

Today's the last day of 2019 you can visit the Bean Museum. If we don't see you today then we'll see you next year. #hap...
12/30/2019

Today's the last day of 2019 you can visit the Bean Museum. If we don't see you today then we'll see you next year. #happynewyear Image by Alexandr Ivanov from Pixabay

12/25/2019
Silent Night - David Archuleta and Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Bean Museum 12 Days of Christmas Nature Carols:

Away in the Manger
At the center of our Christmas celebration is the story of the humble birth of our Savior in a lowly manger. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and remind you to keep our Savior at the center of your celebrations. We hope you’ve enjoyed our 12 Days of Nature Christmas Carols.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNep23JerIk

Purchase the full program on Blu-ray, DVD, and CD: Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/WvgziJ DVD: http://bit.ly/YqP1Aq CD: http://bit.ly/V2U9nw David Archuleta and the O...

Remember to check out our Holiday Hours. We're closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Years Eve and New Y...
12/23/2019

Remember to check out our Holiday Hours. We're closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as New Years Eve and New Years Day. We're closing early today and everyday we are open between now and the New Year. For more information visit the Bean Website.
http://ow.ly/AhGx50xGS89

12/22/2019
Riu, riu, chiu - Mateu Fletxa - The King's Singers

Bean Museum 12 Days of Christmas Nature Carols:

Rui Rui Chui
Not all animals mentioned in Christmas songs are friendly. In the Spanish carol Rui Rui Chui, the singer asks Christ to protect the flock from a wolf.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ntpw4PJ0QM

Riu, riu, chiu - Anonimo España - The King's Singers Cancionero de Upsala/Cancionero del Duque de Calabria (Atríbuido a Mateo Flecha el Viejo) Riu, riu, chiu...

Need a New Year's Resolution? How about visit the Bean Museum more? A new study says museums can increase your life expe...
12/20/2019

Need a New Year's Resolution? How about visit the Bean Museum more? A new study says museums can increase your life expectancy. Image Natural History Museum London by just-pics from Pixabay
http://ow.ly/3GWI50xFrVl

12/18/2019
Dominick The Donkey (Official Audio)

Bean Museum 12 Days of Christmas Nature Carols:

Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey
In Italy, Santa Claus brings toys on the back of a donkey instead of a sleigh. That Donkey is named Dominick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca5wXojemRM

Hee haw hee haw season's greetings! This is Lou Monte's song about me, Dominick The Donkey! I'm helping my friend, Santa, deliver presents this Christmas. Su...

12/15/2019
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Goat Edition)

Bean Museum 12 Days of Christmas Nature Carols:

We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Goat Version)
Christmastime is a time of joy and fun as families gather together. Having a laugh or two are great for the holidays. We thought this song performed by Goats was pretty fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcI6FIpd0CA

'All I Want For Cristmas is a Goat' är årets viktigaste julalbum. Skivan som består av åtta julsånger är framtagen för att uppmärksamma det arbete som Action...

12/15/2019
The Twelve Days of Christmas - The King's Singers and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Bean Museum 12 Days of Christmas Nature Carols:

Twelve Days of Christmas
This carol has a whole flock of birds in it with the first seven verses talking about different types of birds. Yes, even the five golden rings refer to golden ring-necked pheasants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ6K967Kk3I

Purchase the full program on Blu-ray, DVD, and CD: DVD: http://bit.ly/1yeGIoH CD: http://bit.ly/1dzBef3 The King's Singers join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, ...

Some new friends are visiting Bean just in time for Christmas. Some of these deer are real Reindeer but some aren't. Can...
12/06/2019

Some new friends are visiting Bean just in time for Christmas. Some of these deer are real Reindeer but some aren't. Can you tell the difference?

Happy Thanksgiving! Did you know that hippos eat over 88 lbs of food a night?! That sure makes the amount of turkey you ...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! Did you know that hippos eat over 88 lbs of food a night?! That sure makes the amount of turkey you will eat today seem small, huh? Come check out why you do NOT want a hippopotamus for Christmas in our new Christmas exhibit.

11/27/2019

Remember we close at 5PM today.
Have a safe and warm Thanksgiving!

Benjamin Franklin originally wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. That would have made Thanks...
11/26/2019

Benjamin Franklin originally wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States. That would have made Thanksgiving a little more awkward. Our schedule this week is a bit different: on Wednesday we are open from 10 AM to 5 PM, and we will be closed on Thanksgiving day.

The face you make when winter weather decides to show up. The Bean Museum is still open and warm even when the weather m...
11/23/2019

The face you make when winter weather decides to show up. The Bean Museum is still open and warm even when the weather makes us all want to stay in our warm beds.

Have you met our Topi? Elder Bednar referenced Topis and Cheetahs in his recent talk, "Watchful unto Prayer Continually"...
11/16/2019

Have you met our Topi? Elder Bednar referenced Topis and Cheetahs in his recent talk, "Watchful unto Prayer Continually" from October General Conference.

Thank you to our veterans and their families for their service. Papaver rhoeas, known as the Flanders Poppy or Red Poppy...
11/11/2019

Thank you to our veterans and their families for their service. Papaver rhoeas, known as the Flanders Poppy or Red Poppy has been a symbol of veterans since the end of World War I. Find out more about this symbol of remembrance by following this link. http://ow.ly/Ir3X50x7Lon

Did you see the Halloween Family Night article in the Daily Universe? Read it here!http://ow.ly/3P9650x3Ylv
11/06/2019
Halloween family night at BYU's Bean museum - The Daily Universe

Did you see the Halloween Family Night article in the Daily Universe? Read it here!
http://ow.ly/3P9650x3Ylv

Families flocked, flew, and slithered their way to the Bean museum last night. The museum puts shows on for families every Monday night, but last night’s event was full of creepier creatures than usual. Newsline reporter Bela Erekson went to find out what all the howl was about.

Joey hates the cold weather but at least it means basketball is back. BYU Men's Basketball returns to the Provo this wee...
11/05/2019

Joey hates the cold weather but at least it means basketball is back. BYU Men's Basketball returns to the Provo this week! You can hop over to the Bean Museum before the game tonight! #BYUhoops #GoCougs

November's a great time to give thanks. Why are you thankful for Nature?
11/02/2019

November's a great time to give thanks. Why are you thankful for Nature?

Did you know you can take the bus to the Bean Museum? Well it's really only a short hop away. Follow Joey as he visits t...
11/01/2019

Did you know you can take the bus to the Bean Museum? Well it's really only a short hop away. Follow Joey as he visits the bean museum by riding the UVX.
https://mlbean.byu.edu/hopping-on-the-bus

Check us out live on KSL promoting our Halloween Family Night! Come join us from 6-9PM tonight! FREE!
10/28/2019

Check us out live on KSL promoting our Halloween Family Night! Come join us from 6-9PM tonight! FREE!

Joey's been out for some adventures exploring #BYU and #Provo. He's been enjoying the fall colors. Stay tuned to learn a...
10/23/2019

Joey's been out for some adventures exploring #BYU and #Provo. He's been enjoying the fall colors. Stay tuned to learn about some of Joey's journeys.

Acorn Flower Cookies? Purslane Root Casserole? Who knew there was so much to eat right here in Utah. If you didn't get t...
10/15/2019

Acorn Flower Cookies? Purslane Root Casserole? Who knew there was so much to eat right here in Utah. If you didn't get to join us for our Wild Edibles adventure with Tom Smith this past Saturday find out more about this fun program and remember to sign up for next year. Read more about it on the Bean Blog!
http://ow.ly/uhWw50wLSiz

Still looking for a a costume idea? May we recommend the Mad Scientists? Travis Schenck our Exhibits Designer is modelin...
10/10/2019

Still looking for a a costume idea? May we recommend the Mad Scientists? Travis Schenck our Exhibits Designer is modeling his mad science outfit from a few years ago. Follow the link below to come up with your own costume. Most of these seem to be chemists but we are sure you could find a mad biologist out there somewhere.
https://www.thoughtco.com/mad-scientist-halloween-costumes-4071319

We made BYU's Front webpage today for our Evolution Exhibit.
10/09/2019
Evolution on Display at BYU

We made BYU's Front webpage today for our Evolution Exhibit.

Questions and answers raised by the 25 hominid skulls now viewable at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum.

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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