For 2023, eleven biological collections are working together for a free, in-person UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On this day, the public is invited to visit the collections, where they are housed, all across the UC Davis campus. An event map is being developed. Each collection will have its own open hours based on their specific staffing, so the schedule will not be the same for all the collections. Stay tuned for that information!
Traditionally UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day is a free, educational event for the community where visitors get to connect with UC Davis scientists from undergraduate students to staff to emeritus professors. In 2021, we pivoted to a month-long, virtual program. In 2022, also because of COVID regulations, we held the event in the UC Davis Conference Center as an "expo." This year, we continue to maintain that spirit and are excited to return the event to our home departments, so come and join us across the campus as we explore amazing objects and organisms from all around the world!
Coming Soon! Event Map
From 2012 to Present
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The 2023 Participating Collections
- Arboretum and Public Garden
- Bohart Museum of Entomology
- Botanical Conservatory
- California Raptor Center
- Center for Plant Diversity
- Department of Anthropology Museum
- Marine Invertebrate Collection
- Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology
- Nematode Collection
- Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Paleontology Collection
- Phaff Yeast Culture Collection
Previous Biodiversity Museum Days: