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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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 Jul 27, 2015  
Mendel: The Legacy
“The Well-Tempered Genotype”

A global celebration of Mendel's Legacy, put on by the Mendel Museum in the Czech Republic, occurred on Mon., July 20, 2015. The MVZ hosted a live feed of the celebration which included a live concert, speeches, and an animated representation of Mendel's work, "The Well-Tempered Genotype," accompanied by an orchestral composition performed by the Brno Philharmonic.

If you were unable to attend or stay for the entire presentation, you can view the ceremonial speeches and the audio-visual portion of the event on their website ( The video link is approximately one hour in total and includes ceremonial speeches by Sir Paul Nurse, Vicki Chandler, Drew Berry (animator), and Duncan Hendy (composer). "The Well-Tempered Genotype" was projected on the walls of the Mendel Museum and begins at approximately 40:00.

 Jul 13, 2015  
Mendel: The Legacy

“The Well-Tempered Genotype”

In celebration of both Mendel’s birthday and the beginning of genetics, the MVZ will offer a viewing of “The Well-Tempered Genotype,” an audio-visual representation of Mendel’s legacy with animation by Drew Berry, accompanied by the music of Duncan Hendy, and performed by the Brno Philharmonic.

Monday, 20 July 2015, 12:10pm, Grinnell-Miller Library (3101 VLSB)

Mendel: The Legacy is part of a global celebration organized by the Mendel Museum of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.