- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
The museum, located in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane, UC Davis, is directed by Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology at UC Davis.
The schedule of open houses, with free admission and parking:
Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 to 4 p.m.: “UnBelize-able Expedition: Collccting Tropical Insects”
Saturday, Nov. 19: 1 to 4 p.m.: “Uninvited Guests: Common Pests Found in the Home”
Sunday, Jan. 22: 1 to 4 p.m.: “Parasite Palooza: Botflies, Fleas and Mites, Oh, My”
Saturday, Feb. 18: (varying times throughout campus): Biodiversity Museum Day, an opportunity to explore 11 UC Davis collections
Sunday, March 19: 1 to 4 p.m.: “Eggs to Wings: Backyard Butterfly Gardening”
Saturday, April 22: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: “UC Davis Picnic Day”
Saturday, July 22: Moth Night from 8 to 11 p.m.: Moth Night
Sunday, Aug. 27: Bark Beetles and Trees, Forest Health in California, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Bohart Museum is a world-renowned insect museum that houses a global collection of nearly eight million specimens. It also maintains a live “petting zoo,” featuring walking sticks, Madagascar hissing cockroaches and tarantulas. A gift shop, open year around, includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, books, jewelry, posters, insect-collecting equipment and insect-themed candy.
The Bohart Museum's regular hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The museum is closed to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and on major holidays. Admission is free.