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Cal Day

The MVZ holds an annual open house in conjunction with UC Berkeley's Cal Day, with special displays that highlight the collections and diversity of vertebrates. Visitors get a chance to see and handle a variety of live animals, including snakes, and to chat with faculty, staff, and students about research or classes on biology and natural history at UC Berkeley. This is the only day of the year that the Museum is open to the public. Click here for recent Cal Day pictures from the MVZ.

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The Berkeley Natural History Museums host a number of public events on campus. To see what's happening, check out the BNHM calender of events.

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 May 14, 2018  
Thank You Cal Day Visitors, Contributors, and Volunteers!!

Another successful Cal Day at the MVZ! Our final visitor count for the museum was 2532!

Cal Day is the one day each year that our museum comes together to share our research and collections with the public resulting in one of the most popular events on campus.

We are extremely grateful for all the hard work of the MVZ faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students in generating exhibit content for the gallery. In addition, our Cal Day volunteers did a fantastic job engaging the public and ensuring that visitors were interacting with the displays and educational activities in a meaningful way.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Cal Day 2018!

See MVZ Cal Day in photos here

See MVZ Gallery time lapse: Cal Day set-up through clean-up here

 Apr 20, 2018  
Cal Day - MVZ Open House!
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Come to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology on Cal Day, UC Berkeley's open house and the one day each year that we are open to the public. The museum will be open 9am - 4pm and will host AmphibiaWeb, a Reptile Dissection demonstration, and Eco-Origami.

3101 Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB) and in the VLSB Courtyard.

Hope to see you there!