UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology
New Fall Hours & Offerings
Casual Tour Wednesdays have been so successful we will be continuing them through the fall!
We will offer a 30 min tour starting at 2:30 every Wednesday. No reservations required. All ages welcomed. Free, but donations are always welcomed.
Weekend Open Houses
From September-November and January-May we will have weekend open hours every third Saturday of the month. Normally they will be 1-4 pm, except for February which is Biodiversity Museum Day and April which is UC Davis Picnic Day.
Click here for flier.
Winter Holiday: Our visitor hours will end on December 16 at 5:00 pm and will resume on January 6 at 9:00 am. We will be closed to the public from December 17, 2019-January 5, 2020.
Looking for a unique gift?
Shop local. Shop the Bohart! Gifts for all ages and price levels. All proceeds directly support the museum. Our gift shop has extra hours from 9 am- 5pm, Mon-Friday, until December 17th.
Over the years, Nicole Tam, an alumni of our department and a current staff member in the Attardo Lab, has created insect-themed art for special Bohart Museum Society events. She always does something superbly interesting. This is her artist's statement for this year's art piece: "All good things come in groups of three, like the heads of Kerberos. Also, I just really wanted to draw a three-headed wasp! The wasps I used for this art piece were from the genera Polistes, Synoeca, and Dolichovespula."
If you are a member of our Society, then you should be receiving one of these in your mail shortly. Enjoy!
A tardigrade the size of a cow?
The Bohart Museum Society, the booster club for the Bohart Museum, is fundraising to commission a giant tardigrade/water bear art sculpture for the front of the museum. The Bohart is one of the top four tardigrade collections in the world! See here to pledge:
Kathy Keatley Garvey, our department's communications guru, maintains this great blog.
See what is happening at the Bohart and in our department here at UC Davis.
Individuals, families, and friends are welcome to visit for free. Our museum is an active work area, so don't be surprised if you see someone sorting insects at a microscope or creating labels on a computer. You are welcome to ask them what they are doing! If you are a group (e.g. scouts, school, retirement community, service club), please learn more about our fee-based tour options.
Thanksgiving week: We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and we will have experts on hand for visitors Mon-Wed. afternoon from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am- Noon & 1:00-5:00 pm.
Wednesdays at 2:30 pm we are offering a free, casual 30 min tour. No reservations required.
2019-2020 special weekend hours
Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Researchers may access the museum at additional times. Please contact the museum to arrange your visit.
Friday-Sunday and major holidays, plus occasional days. Check our calendar or call in advance.
****This calendar is not comprehensive. There may be events that are not posted. Also, schedules change frequently. Please contact us if you have any questions about specific dates.
Robbin Thorp, Emeritus Professor, 1933-2019