The day before Super Bowl Sunday, take an afternoon for some super science museums. UC Davis’s second annual Biodiversity Museum Day will take place Saturday, February 2, from 1 to 4 pm. The event is a special opportunity 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 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 plants, fossils, native cultures, insects or birds.
While the participating museums have active education and outreach programs, the collections themselves are not always accessible 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 and weekend 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.
For more information visit: http://bohart.ucdavis.edu/html/biodiversityday.html or http://herbarium.ucdavis.edu