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.

CalBug Digitization Blitz: October 24, 2015

Join us on Saturday, October 24th, when the Essig Museum will host a digitization blitz as part of a global digitization event organized by WeDigBio. The blitz will focus on Jewel Beetles (Buprestidae).

Participants will learn about Natural History collections, the importance of making data available to researchers and the public, and how to help us collect these data through the Notes from Nature project. All attendees will receive a special tour of the Essig Museum of Entomology.

Basic web navigation and typing/data entry skills recommended, but not required.

Details are available on the Data Blitz page. Space at this event is limited to 35 people, so RSVP as soon as possible to

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.

Support the Essig Museum

Donate to the Essig Museum through our Give To Cal site.

Or participate in the Big Give on November 19, 2015.