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Biodiversity Museum Day! Come learn about the Anthropology Museum and other museums on campus: Saturday, February 2, 1-4 PM

Feb 02, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

2nd & 3rd floor Young Hall

UC Davis’s second annual Biodiversity Museum Day will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 1 pm to 4 pm. This very successful event, which is held in conjunction with the Sacramento area’s Museum Day, showcases UC Davis’ impressive research collections and museums. This year’s participating museums are:  the Center for Plant Diversity, the Botanical Conservatory, the Geology Museum, the Anthropology Museum, the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, and the Bohart Museum of Entomology.  Each museum has an impressive research collection that documents the biodiversity of life in California and all over the world whether it is plants, fossils, native cultures, insects or birds. All participating museums have active education and outreach programs, but the collections themselves are not always accessible to the public.  Biodiversity Museum Day is a special day to go behind-the-scenes to learn how research is conducted, and to see some of the curators’ favorite pieces. Visitors are invited to spend time exploring displays, talking with scientists, and participating in fun activities and crafts.

This year’s event can be alternately dubbed “Super Science Saturday,” because these are all science-based collections and the event falls the day before “Super Bowl Sunday.” It is also being held in conjunction with the popular Sacramento Association of Museums’ annual  “Museum Day,”  when all participating museums in the greater Sacramento area, including art museums, history museums and the zoo, area are free to the public.  

Families and people of all ages are encouraged to come out and discover what UC Davis has to offer. The museums are located on the main UC Davis Campus in Davis, California and parking is free. Visitors are encouraged to stroll around the campus visiting the six different collections. All these collections are located inside, so there is no rain date. Maps, signs and guides will be available to help people find their way.