Biodiversity Museum Day at UC Davis: From Bones to Yeast and Everything In Between

16.02.10c comp yeast2The bones and bugs are back, and so are the flowers and fish. But this year’s UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, Saturday (Feb. 13), will welcome even more diversity: nematodes and raptors, the arboretum and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven — and even yeast!

In the event’s fifth year, the additions bring to 11 the number of research collections that the public is invited to see. The collections showcase natural history, biodiversity and the cultural-ecological interface.

Students examine the structure of a flower at the Center for Plant Diversity.
Students examine the structure of a flower at the Center for Plant Diversity.

Admission and parking are free. The earliest open house begins at 9 a.m. and the latest closing time is 4 p.m.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Anthropology Museum — noon-4 p.m.
  • Arboretum and Public Garden — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Bohart Museum of Entomology — noon-4 p.m.
  • Botanical Conservatory — 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • California Raptor Center — 9 a.m.-noon
  • Center for Plant Diversity — 1-4 p.m.
  • Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven — 1-4 p.m.
  • Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology — noon-4 p.m.
  • Nematode Collection — 1-4 p.m.
  • Paleontology Collection — 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Phaff Yeast Culture Collection — 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Once on campus, all of the collections are within walking distance, except for the California Raptor Center and Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. Signs will be posted on campus, and here’s a map of all the locations.

Read more about the museum events.

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