Activities and Events

WeDigBio Digitization Blitz!

On October 24, 2015 (9:00am - 2:00pm) the Essig Museum will host a Digitization Blitz as part of an international event organized by WeDigBio. Join citizen scientists across the globe as we capture critical data from our Jewel Beetle collection.

The event is open to all ages, but basic website navigation skills and typing ability is recommended. The deadline to RSVP is October 22nd, and space is limited to 35 people, so please RSVP to right away to reserve your place.

Go to the Data Blitz Event page for more details and event schedule.

If you cannot join us in person you can help out from home by logging in to Notes from Nature and let us know what you learned!

Cal Day: Bug Day

Cal Day, a campus-wide open house at UC Berkeley, is held annually on the third Saturday of April. Many departments, museums, academic and social organizations host displays, talks, and events. Cal Day is the best time for the general public to visit the Essig Museum, as we have displays, presentations, live arthropods, and other fun and educational offerings. We will have exotic insects on display in VLSB 3003, and will join the other Berkeley Natural History Museums in the VLSB courtyard on the second floor for a special collaborative exhibit.

The Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB), home to the Essig Museum and other Berkeley Natural History Museums, is the perfect destination for Cal Day. The UC Musuem of Paleontology, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and the University and Jepson Herbaria will also have tours, displays and activities for all ages. Join us for an exciting and interesting look behind the scenes at the Berkeley Natural History Museums on Cal Day!

Darwin/Evolution Day at the Essig Museum!

Each year, the Essig Museum celebrates Darwin's birthday and Evolution on February 12th. Entomology graduate students conduct special behind-the-scenes tours of our museum in the Valley Life Sciences Building while also showing how Darwin and other naturalists improved our understanding of how evolution works in the natural world. Check back here in January for more information if you would like to join us on one of our tours.

Berkeley Natural History Museum Events

The Berkeley Natural History Museum Consortium hosts a number of events over the year. Please see the events calendar for the Berkeley Natural History Museums.

Other UC Berkeley Events

UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology (IB) Lecture Series

UC Berkeley Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM) Lectures and Events

UC Berkeley campus events calender