On Homecoming / Alumni / Parents Weekend (October 6-8, 2023), the Essig Museum hosts an open house to view our collections on Friday (12:00 – 5:00 pm) and Saturday (12:00 – 5:00 pm), and invites alumni and their families to visit and find out about the research, teaching, and outreach activities of the Essig Museum. NOTE: Masks are required inside of UC Berkeley buildings.

To visit us: Find the Tyrannosaurus rex on the first floor of the Valley Life Science Building. Then follow the ants to the Essig Museum.




(Above) Visitors to the 2021 Alumni Weekend Open House.


Watch a Video Introduction to the Essig Museum (by Marica Petrey and California Alumni Magazine).