The Sacramento region is invited to explore the diversity of life during UC Davis’ Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 17. The event, set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Displays at 13 museums and collections on campus will range from dinosaur bones, praying mantises and hawks to honey bees, California condor specimens and carnivorous plants. Last year's event drew more than 4,000 visitors.
The day celebrates scientific connections between people, animals and the environment, and the work that we do at UC Davis to sustain a healthy planet.
Biodiversity Museum Day a family friendly event
This is a family friendly, science-based event, says Biodiversity Museum Day Chair Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator for the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
All 13 museums or collections are within walking distance on the central campus except for the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, west of Highway 113, and the Raptor Center on Old Davis Road, south of Interstate 80.
Open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Arboretum and Public Garden, Good Life Garden, next to the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science , 392 Old Davis Road, near the Mondavi Performing Arts Center
- Bohart Museum of Entomology, Room 1124 Academic Surge Building, Crocker Lane
- California Raptor Center, 340 Equine Lane, off Old Davis Road and south of Interstate 80
- Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, Room 1394, Academic Surge Building, Crocker Lane
- Paleontology Collection, Earth and Physical Sciences Building, 434 LaRue Road
- Phaff Yeast Culture Collection, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, 392 Old Davis Road
- Viticulture and Enology Culture Collection, Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, 392 Old Davis Road
Open from noon to 4 p.m.
- Anthropology Museum, 328 Young Hall and grounds surrounding the building
- Design Museum, 124 Cruess Hall, off California Avenue
- Botanical Conservatory, greenhouses along Kleiber Hall Drive
- Center for Plant Diversity, Sciences Laboratory Building, off Kleiber Hall Drive
- Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, Bee Biology Road, off Hopkins Road west of Highway 113 (take West Hutchison Drive to Hopkins)
- Nematode Collection, Sciences Laboratory Building, off Kleiber Hall Drive
Get more details about the day and each program on the Entomology and Nematology News blog.