About the Museum
The R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology, founded in 1946, is located on the University of California, Davis campus. The museum is dedicated to teaching, research and service. We have theEseventh largest insect collection in North America, and is worldwide in coverage. The collection holdings total more than seven million specimens of terrestrial and fresh water arthropods. The museum is also home of the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect biodiversity of California's deserts, mountains, coast, and the Great Central Valley.
Picnic Day 2015
This years Picnic Day is on Saturday April 18! We will be open from 10am to 4pm. Our theme is "Big, Bad, and Bugly!" with an emphasis on local insects. While we'll have plenty of Bohart Museum activities in 1124 Academic Surge, there will also be lots of activities run by the Entomology Department that will take place at Briggs Hall.
Open: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-Noon & 1:00-5:00pm. We also offer SPECIAL WEEKEND HOURS.