In accordance with UC Davis's current policies, we are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Please reach us by email.
Educational Material Loans
For a nominal fee of $20 educators, parents, group leaders, student teachers can borrow our educational materials (several Oh My! drawers and a few types of live animals) to integrate into their classroom curriculum. They have been borrowed for biology, nature, engineering, art, creative writing, and career fairs. The loan can be anywhere from a day to a week. We will provide information and training on the animals and are happy to discuss curriculum ideas with you. Please contact the Bohart at (530) 754-0722 to reserve materials.
Oh My! Drawers
These are themed cases with pinned insect specimens inside. Some of the themes are: Coleoptera (beetles), Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), California insects, Camouflage, Eating Insects, Arachnids, Fly fishing, etc.
We have several different species of walking sticks, cockroaches, tarantulas and others. We will give you information about the animals and how to care for them. (Don't worry, arthropods don't need as much care as mammals.) Some of them can even be held. This is a great way to observe and experience insects without the hassle of acquiring your own.
Other educator resources to consider: