Bean Life Science Museum at BYU

Bean Life Science Museum at BYU Admission to the museum is free. Check out our website: http://lsm.byu.edu
(149)

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

Juneteenth Closed

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

09/18/2023

September's organism of the month might just make your skin CrAwL🤭 Find out what this month's organism is by watching this video!!

🎶I mean the bare necessitiesThat's why a bear can rest at easeWith just the bare necessities of life🎶September is Bear N...
09/01/2023

🎶I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life🎶

September is Bear Necessities Month! Bear Necessities Month was created to save bears and their natural habitat. If you love bears drop a 🐻

I mean since it is in the name we thought it would be appropriate to highlight Never Bean Better Day today!! Never Bean ...
08/22/2023

I mean since it is in the name we thought it would be appropriate to highlight Never Bean Better Day today!! Never Bean Better Day is on August 22, and it gives us the perfect opportunity to enjoy and spread some love with our canine companions and others. This day highlights Bean, a celebrity canine, who is also registered as a therapy dog.

If you would like to know more about this day you can check out this link:
https://nationaltoday.com/never-bean-better-day/

🐶

FUN FACT: Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale 🤯
08/16/2023

FUN FACT: Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale 🤯

It is time for August's podcast!! In this month's episode Dr. April Hulet and Curtis Drake explain how they are research...
08/14/2023

It is time for August's podcast!! In this month's episode Dr. April Hulet and Curtis Drake explain how they are researching ways to restore native plants and grasses by managing cattle grazing.

If you would like to hear more, go to the linktree link in our bio and click on "Y Life Science Podcast" 😃

08/11/2023

Fridays are for Folklore 😉

08/09/2023

It's time for the August organism of the month!! Drop a new fun fact you learned about this month's organism⬇️

08/04/2023

Are you as tired from a long week as this cutie? 😴 Don't worry you made it to Friday! In honor of it being International Clouded Leopard Day today we wanted to share this cute little video of a Clouded Leopard with you.

These species of wild cats inhabit dense forests from the foothills of the Himalayas through mainland Southeast Asia into the south of China. What can you do to help save this endangered species?

That's a wrap folks! Here is some highlights from our last summer camp here at the Bean Museum! Our educators had a ton ...
07/31/2023

That's a wrap folks! Here is some highlights from our last summer camp here at the Bean Museum! Our educators had a ton of fun at Biology Bootcamp with you and hope you did as well😊 Hope to see you again next year!!

Happy Shark Week!!! Drop a🦈 if you love sharks as much as we do!!!
07/26/2023

Happy Shark Week!!! Drop a🦈 if you love sharks as much as we do!!!

The Bean Museum will be closed in observance of Pioneer Day. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.
07/24/2023

The Bean Museum will be closed in observance of Pioneer Day. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

07/19/2023

What is July's Organism of the month?! Check out this video to find out!! 🔎🐦

Hello to all BYU students!! Would you be interested in working at the Bean Museum? 🙌🏽 We currently have openings for Stu...
07/12/2023

Hello to all BYU students!! Would you be interested in working at the Bean Museum? 🙌🏽

We currently have openings for Student Educator positions! Hiring priority right now is shifts from 10am-1pm! We would love to have you come join our fun team!! 🤗 Visit this link for the application and more information 💙🤍💙

https://hrms.byu.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=50&JobOpeningId=125375&PostingSeq=1

Or you can visit our linktree website and under the "hiring" tab the info is also there!

07/12/2023
Biodiversity and the importance of native Utah fishes 🐠🐟In this month's Y Life Science podcast Dr. Mark Belk and undergr...
07/10/2023

Biodiversity and the importance of native Utah fishes 🐠🐟

In this month's Y Life Science podcast Dr. Mark Belk and undergraduate student, Noah Larsen discuss some of their research projects, specifically their paper about native Utah fishes. They also discuss the importance of understanding these species and their ecological role so that we can effectively preserve biodiversity. Dr. Belk mentions Doctrine and Covenants 59:18-20 (see below).

18 Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart;

19 Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul.

20 And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion.

If you would like to listen to the full episode go to the linktree link in our bio!!

Our Junior Naturalist camp was a success!! Thanks to all those who participated and had fun with us!
07/05/2023

Our Junior Naturalist camp was a success!! Thanks to all those who participated and had fun with us!

It's time for another fun summer camp!! This camp is for 2nd-5th graders. Our first session is already filled but you ca...
07/03/2023

It's time for another fun summer camp!! This camp is for 2nd-5th graders. Our first session is already filled but you can still sign up for the second session!😁

2nd session: July 17-21

This is a week-long camp that runs from 10 AM - 3 PM Monday - Friday. Children will be transported in vans for field trips on Thursday and Friday (Hogle Zoo). If your child requires a car seat, you will need to provide that on field trip days. Lunches will not be provided so participants will need to bring their own lunch each day.

Sign up at this link: https://lsm.byu.edu/education/biology-bootcamp-2020-07-06

Or you can access the link in our bio!! 🤗🙏

Did you know there are nearly 300 museums, gardens, zoos, and historical sites in Utah? Join the Utah Museum Month chall...
07/01/2023

Did you know there are nearly 300 museums, gardens, zoos, and historical sites in Utah? Join the Utah Museum Month challenge July 1-31! Grab your passport at
utahmuseums.org/museummonth
and visit 5 museums to get a collectible sticker! 😁Don’t forget to tag to be entered to win prizes.

The June Y Life Science Podcast is out! In this month's episode Dr. Julianne Grose is joined by graduate student, Kennet...
06/27/2023

The June Y Life Science Podcast is out! In this month's episode Dr. Julianne Grose is joined by graduate student, Kenneth Ewool and undergraduate student, Ciara Green as they discuss how microbiology can solve problems. Specifically, they discuss phages (virus that infects bacteria) and metabolism.

To hear more, check out the podcast through the link in our bio on our linktree website!

06/21/2023

The Organism of the Month for June is the Red-eared Slider!!🐢Check out this amazing video made by our educators to learn more😄

In honor of Juneteenth, the Bean Museum is closed today💛💚❤️
06/19/2023

In honor of Juneteenth, the Bean Museum is closed today💛💚❤️

We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Father's Day weekend!!        #
06/17/2023

We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Father's Day weekend!!

#

Sign up for one of our next summer camps coming up June 26-June 30!! Junior Naturalist Camp will be fun so please join u...
06/12/2023

Sign up for one of our next summer camps coming up June 26-June 30!! Junior Naturalist Camp will be fun so please join us!! You can read more info and sign up at the link in our bio😃

Critter Camp has officially begun!! The first day was Tuesday and it turned out to be a huge success! The kids were able...
06/07/2023

Critter Camp has officially begun!! The first day was Tuesday and it turned out to be a huge success! The kids were able to learn from our amazing educators all about land animals and do some fun creative activities and even got to participate in face painting😄 They will also get to go on a field trip tomorrow! How exciting! 🙌🏽
If you want your kids to join in on all the fun, it is not too late to sign up. The link is in our bio!

Happy World Environment Day!! We love the beauties of this world and hope everyone can do their part to preserve it. Wha...
06/05/2023

Happy World Environment Day!! We love the beauties of this world and hope everyone can do their part to preserve it. What can you do to better save the environment where you live??

World Otter Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in May. World Otter Day celebrates cute and playful aquatic mammals....
05/31/2023

World Otter Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in May. World Otter Day celebrates cute and playful aquatic mammals. This day is intended to raise awareness of the importance of otters to the environment and to make people aware of their declining populations and the reasons why.

05/29/2023

In observance of the holiday today we will only be open until 5pm.

DON’T FORGET!! Sign up for our Critter Camp happening these different weeks: Week 1 (June 6th & 8th) = land Week 2 (June...
05/25/2023

DON’T FORGET!! Sign up for our Critter Camp happening these different weeks:

Week 1 (June 6th & 8th) = land
Week 2 (June 13th & 15th) = water
Week 3 (June 20th & 22nd) = Air

🤓🙌 link in our bio

Come visit the Bean Life Science Museum and celebrate World Turtle day with us!! What’s your favorite thing about turtle...
05/23/2023

Come visit the Bean Life Science Museum and celebrate World Turtle day with us!! What’s your favorite thing about turtles? 🐢🤗

05/19/2023

Meet Agent V, the slithering Viper! Watch out for Vincent 👀🐍

Happy International Museum day from the Bean Life Science Museum!! Come visit us today at our regular hours 10am-9pm 😁  ...
05/18/2023

Happy International Museum day from the Bean Life Science Museum!! Come visit us today at our regular hours 10am-9pm 😁

05/15/2023

We wanted to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day! We hope you spent time with family and loved ones. Thank you to all the moms for everything you do! 🌸

What did you do to celebrate your moms/motherly figures yesterday?

05/10/2023

It is that time again!! Check out our new Organism of the month for May! Comment below a cool fact you learned😄🤓⬇️

It’s time to BeanReal! 📱📸…
05/03/2023

It’s time to BeanReal! 📱📸


GAME NIGHT!♟️Open to all BYU students, join us for a FREE game night at the museum after hours! Come play science-relate...
04/13/2023

GAME NIGHT!♟️Open to all BYU students, join us for a FREE game night at the museum after hours! Come play science-related board games and enjoy some refreshments. 🎲
(Register at the link in our bio under the “game night” tab!)


Our Easter family night activity is coming up this Monday! FREE and open to anyone, come join us on April 10th from 6-9 ...
04/07/2023

Our Easter family night activity is coming up this Monday! FREE and open to anyone, come join us on April 10th from 6-9 PM for some fun, Easter-themed activities! 🐣🐰🌸

….

The Y Life Science podcast's April episode is out! Click on the link in our bio to give it a listen. 🎙️In this episode, ...
04/04/2023

The Y Life Science podcast's April episode is out! Click on the link in our bio to give it a listen. 🎙️

In this episode, Dr. Liz Bailey and grad student Sierra Nichols talk about their biological science education research. The studies below look at various gender gaps observed in both remote and in-person science classrooms. 🔬
..

We’ve got some big news! In an attempt to maintain consistency with our name, we will be replacing some of our exhibits ...
04/01/2023

We’ve got some big news!
In an attempt to maintain consistency with our name, we will be replacing some of our exhibits with ones featuring beans! 🫘 Swipe for a sneak peek! 👀

(… April Fools!! Did we get you? 😉)

Have you checked out our latest podcast episode? 🎙️ In this episode, Dr. Rachel Buck and undergrad student Sara Frutos d...
03/28/2023

Have you checked out our latest podcast episode? 🎙️
In this episode, Dr. Rachel Buck and undergrad student Sara Frutos discuss their wetlands research around Utah Lake. They talk about problems with Phragmites, and invasive plant species found on the shores of Utah Lake. 🌾

To listen, go to the link in our bio and click on the “Podcast” tab! If you are interested in working with Dr. Buck, you can reach out to her at [email protected]


Address

645 E 1430 N
Provo, UT
84602

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 9pm
Tuesday 10am - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(801) 422-5050

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Bean Life Science Museum at BYU posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Bean Life Science Museum at BYU:

Videos

Share

Category

Our Story

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

Nearby museums


Other Science Museums in Provo

Show All

Comments

Utah's best museums have much to offer! Natural History Museum of Utah, Hill Aerospace Museum, The Leonardo, , , Red Butte Garden, Park City Museum, Bean Life Science Museum at BYU, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, , Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Special Collections’ first edition copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species is currently on display at the Bean Life Science Museum at BYU. Go check it out!
Hello
I am a citizen living in besieged Gaza
I need help to buy household necessities and cooking gas, and may God bless you
On December 25, 1900, ornithologist Frank M. Chapman began a "Christmas Bird Census" (CBC) to encourage people to count birds during the holidays rather than compete in a traditional “Side Hunt.” This tradition continues with the National Audubon Society held every year. Data collected from this count, and other bird surveys across the globe, have been helpful in understanding the health of bird populations. Today, research conducted by ornithologists is critical to protecting birds and their habitats.

Discover current research with the December 2021 edition of BioOne Vista: https://bio-one.co/3oQEDUx

Including articles from: Acta Ornithologica, SEO/BirdLife, American Association of Avian Pathologists, British Ornithologists’ Club, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayaguez, Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), Raptor Research Foundation, Ústav biologie obratlovců AV ČR, Eagle Hill Institute, The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, American Ornithological Society, University of Hawaii Press, Waterbird Society, BYU Life Science Museum, Wilson Ornithological Society, and more!

Read the collection: https://bio-one.co/3oQEDUx
Narwhal Facts: Narwhals are made up of about 40% blubber! A consumes about 66 pounds of food a day. Their diet includes halibut, cod, squid and shrimp. Learn more in our “Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend” traveling exhibition now on view at the BYU Life Science Museum !
Do know your ? Narwhals are medium-sized toothed whales, ranging from 13 to 18 feet long, not including the long tusk seen on most males, which averages about 6 to 8 feet!

Our “Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend” traveling exhibition offers insights into the relationship between narwhals and our changing global climate through the work of Arctic researchers and experience from members of the Inuit community. See it starting this Saturday, Aug. 28 when it opens at the BYU Bean Life Science Museum!
March at the Museums is here! Visit all five of the BYU museums this month to follow clues and win prizes! Education in Zion Brigham Young University Museum of Art Bean Life Science Museum BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures BYU Museum of Paleontology
Halloween Family Night at The Bean Life Science Museum !

Such a fun-filled night of activities, crafts, and animals. Join them as the Bean Museum gets a little bit spooky and a whole lot more fun. https://mlbean.byu.edu/education/halloween-family-night-2019-10-28

Check out the Bean Life Science Museum's new exhibit!
https://magazine.byu.edu/article/evolution-on-display-at-byu/
You only have two more opportunities to bite into the 40-foot prehistoric snake before it leaves the West for good.

" : Monster Snake" is in its final weekend at BYU's Bean Life Science Museum in Provo.
There's only two more weekends in Provo to piece together the story of the prehistoric 40-foot monster snake.

"Titanoboa: Monster Snake" is on view at BYU's Bean Life Science Museum through March 18.
If you want to come this close to the monster snake and live to tell a tale, you'll need to make it to Provo within the next month...

" : Monster Snake" is on view at BYU's Bean Life Science Museum through March 18.