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 the seventh 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.
Honor someone through BioLegacy
This beautiful weevil was discovered in rainforests in Panama and is currently unnamed. The Bohart Museum is now offering opportunities to have an insect named after you or a loved one through our new BioLegacy Program! This is a lasting dedication and will help support future research and discovery at the Bohart. For more information, and to get a list of all the species available, please contact us at bmuseum[at]ucdavis.edu
Open: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-Noon & 1:00-5:00pm. We also offer SPECIAL WEEKEND HOURS.
Closed: Dec 22-26, Jan 1-3 We will be open December 29-30 during winter break, and we will resume normal hours January 5