The Essig Museum of Entomology is a world-class terrestrial arthropod collection with a historical focus on surveying the insect fauna of California. Today that focus has broadened to include the eastern Pacific Rim and the islands of the Pacific Basin.

The Essig Museum is part of a consortium of museums on the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley Natural History Museums.

The CalBug Project

The Essig Museum Is collaborating with eight other California Arthropod Collections to digitize the label data of over one million specimens. Click on the logo to read more.

Want to learn more?

Please feel free to search our databases or find out a little bit about our research and products. We also have an especially rich museum history and have a number of special collections unique to the museum.


Interested in coming to see us?

Please join us for one of our events or arrange for a research visit.

Researchers: Apply for our Visiting Taxonomist Travel Grant! Click here to learn more.