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 have 30 min tours starting at 2:30 on Wednesdays. 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.
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A different California bear! Check out our new museum hoodies for sale in our store! They are in honor of our Tardigrade or Waterbear collection. The sweatshirts come in black, grey and red and run from XS-XXL. Waterbear or Tardigrade art work is by graduate student Charlotte H. Alberts. Supplies are limited!
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.
Public Summer Hours (through Sept. 19):
Monday-Thursday from 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.