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BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM DAY: From Bones to Yeast and Everything in Between

By Dateline Staff on February 8, 2016 in University

Quick Summary

  • 5th annual Biodiversity Museum Day
  • Program adds 5 university collections
  • See examples of what we study

The bones and bugs are back, and so are the flowers and fish. But this year’s UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, Saturday (Feb. 13), will welcome even more diversity: nematodes and raptors, the arboretum and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven — and even yeast!

In the event’s fifth year, the additions bring to 11 the number of research collections that the public is invited to see. The collections showcase natural history, biodiversity and the cultural-ecological interface.

Admission and parking are free. The earliest open house begins at 9 a.m. and the latest closing time is 4 p.m.

Here’s the schedule:

At the Center for Plant Diversiuty: Examining the structure of a flower.
  • Anthropology Museum — noon-4 p.m.
  • Arboretum and Public Garden — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Bohart Museum of Entomology — noon-4 p.m.
  • Botanical Conservatory — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • California Raptor Center — 9 a.m.-noon
  • Center for Plant Diversity — 1-4 p.m.
  • Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven — 1-4 p.m.
  • Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology — noon-4 p.m.
  • Nematode Collection — 1-4 p.m.
  • Paleontology Collection — 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Phaff Yeast Culture Collection — 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Once on campus, all of the collections are within walking distance, except for the California Raptor Center and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Signs will be posted on campus, and here’s a map of all the locations.

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About the author(s)

Dateline Staff Dave Jones, editor, can be reached at 530-752-6556 or Cody Kitaura, news and media relations specialist, can be reached at 530-752-1932 or