UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology
The last summer open house is:
September 22 - Crafty Insects 1-4 pm
Do you have a mug with insect designs or a bee broach? Bring your insect crafts to display alongside our crafty (ie sneaky) insects! Together we will create two exhibits in one! Click here for a related article.
Biodiversity Museum Day 2019 will be on Saturday, February 16! Mark your calendars!
A newly discovered moth species was named from the Bohart Museum collection by a Canadian entomologist. It is now the Donald Trump moth or Neopalpa donaldtrumpi
You can read the reasoning in the scientific paper.
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.
Hours for Public Visits
Monday - Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm, plus occasional, weekend open houses.
Click here for our special weekend hours.
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.
Scroll down for location and parking information.
****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.
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1124 Academic Surge Building
UC Davis Main Campus
Davis, CA 95616
We are located on the beautiful UC Davis Campus in Davis, CA. The nearest intersection is La Rue Rd. & Crocker Lane. Meyer Hall is to the west of us.
The cost of a daily parking pass (Monday-Friday) is $9 per vehicle. Handicap and weekend parking is free. The closest Visitor Parking lot is 47, but this is often full. The other option is parking over in the Gateway Structure** and lots P1 & P2 next to the Mondavi Center. For weekend events at the Bohart visitors may park in Non-Visitor Parking Lot 46, which is adjacent to our building. Confused? You can always call or email us.
**If you are parking on campus Tuesday-Thursday between the hours of Noon-5pm, you can take advantage of the Manetti-Shrem Art Museum parking kiosk in the Gateway Structure. This offers you a 4-hour parking pass for only $4.50, but this is only available during Manetti-Shrem Art Museum hours
Free handicap parking is located along Crocker Lane and in Parking Lot 46 next to the museum.