Darwin Day 2022 canceled


Sadly, due to limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to hold our Darwin Day open house this year. But we hope to see you for Cal Day in April (watch this space for news).

February 12th, 2022 (Saturday)

Each year, the Essig Museum celebrates Darwin’s birthday (February 12th) with special behind-the-scenes tours of our collection in the Valley Life Sciences Building. Sadly, due to the course of the pandemic, this year we will not have tours.

Join us next year for a special look at our collections featuring beetles collected by Charles Darwin during his Voyage of the Beagle. We will also take a closer look at adaptations – traits that evolved over millions of years to help insects obtain food, avoid predators, and find mates.



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