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Seminars and Events at the MVZ and on the Berkeley Campus


Berkeley Natural Histsory Museums Biodiversity Informatics
Herp Group
Integrative Biology
MVZ Lunch

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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.

Berkeley Natural History Museums Calender
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.

MVZ News Feed

 Apr 28, 2016  
Another Successful Cal Day!

Another successful Cal Day under our belts! Our final visitor count for the gallery was 2884, which is 249 more people than last year!

Each year, our museum comes together to deliver one of the most popular events on campus. It is the one day each year that we can share our museum with the public and clearly the UC Berkeley and Bay Area communities are very interested in what the MVZ has to offer.

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 99 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 2016!

 Apr 19, 2016  
David Wake honored as 2016-17 “Emeritus of the Year” Photo

The UC Berkeley Emeriti Association has announced the winner of its annual Distinguished Emeritus of the Year, honoring MVZ's David Wake, a professor emeritus of integrative biology, professor of the graduate school, and former director and current curator of herpetology at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. While Professor Wake is well known for his work on the biology and evolution of the salamander and broadly for his contributions on vertebrate evolutionary biology, we know him as one of our longest serving directors (26 years), founder of AmphibiaWeb and champion of salamanders (pictured here with Marvalee Wake). Congratulations!