Introduce your family to the wide world of Berkeley. Watch dancers move and groove, hear the boom of the Cal band, hug a robot and get some hands-on science experience. Cal Day will light up their minds. No advance registration is required to attend Cal Day – just show up!

On your mark, get set, Go Bears!
Follow the trail of little Bears to discover exciting events for kids and families.

8:00 AM

Cal Café for kids
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Alumni House

9:00 AM

The Beauty and Joy of Binary Numbers for kids
9:00-10:00 am
306 Soda Hall
Artist Books, Pop-Up Books and Coloring! for kids
9:00 am-12:00 pm
210 Wurster Hall
Mega Mammals and their Mega Impact for kids
9:00 am-12:00 pm
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Kids, Build a Box City! for kids
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Wurster Hall, 1st floor lobby
Ask the Mathematician for kids
9:00 am-3:00 pm
1015 Evans Hall
Doe Library $1 Book Sale for kids
9:00 am-3:00 pm
303 Doe Library
LEaD Lights for kids
9:00 am-3:00 pm
250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Rocks of the Greater Bay Area and the Stories They Tell for kids
9:00 am-3:00 pm
McCone Hall, entrance & lobby
SuperFUN Research Program for kids
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn
Portable Planetarium Shows for kids
9:00 am-3:30 pm
131 Campbell Hall
Solar Viewing for kids
9:00 am-3:30 pm
Hearst Mining Circle
T. rex and Friends for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Wallace Atrium, 1st floor Valley Life Sciences Building
AmphibiaWeb: Global Amphibian Conservation, Biology and Diversity for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building (3rd floor atrium)
Ask a Linguist! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
52 Dwinelle Hall
Blake Garden Open House for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
70 Rincon Rd. (Kensington) Blake Garden
Design a Tower for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn
Fiat Lux: Bright Ideas in Integrative Biology for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
3083 Valley Life Sciences Building
Insects and Spiders from Around the World for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
3003 Valley Life Sciences Building
McCone Hall Rocks! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
McCone Hall, 1st and 3rd floors
McConeHenge! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
McCone Hall, entrance & lobby
Natural History—Up Close! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard
Open House: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Passport to Science at Cal! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn
Science Bonanza! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn
Tour Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance
UC Berkeley Library Passport Adventure! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance
UC Botanical Garden—On Campus! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn
UC Natural Reserves and Field Stations for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard
University & Jepson Herbaria Open House for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building
Visit Morrison Library for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room
Berkeley Arts + Design Tour for kids
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Various locations; begins at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, 2530 Ridge Road
UC Botanical Garden: Plants of the World for kids
9:00 am-5:00 pm
UC Botanical Garden (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

9:30 AM

Preparing for College: The Middle School Years for kids
9:30-11:00 am
145 Dwinelle Hall
Nuclear Engineering Open House for kids
9:30 am-3:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway
Bones and their Stories for kids
9:30 am-4:00 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.
Cave and Rock Art Painting for kids
9:30 am-4:00 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.
Dig like an Archaeologist! for kids
9:30 am-4:00 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.
Paleoethnobotany: Ancient Plants and the People Who Used Them for kids
9:30 am-4:00 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.
Play with Clay for kids
9:30 am-4:00 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.
Putting the Pieces Back Together: Ceramic Reconstruction for kids
9:30 am-4:00 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.

10:00 AM

Deep Look with KQED Science for kids
10:00-11:00 am
2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Fun with Physics for kids
10:00-11:00 am
1 LeConte Hall
EECS Mechatronics for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Cory Hall, 3rd floor
Fun with Fossils for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
3007 Valley Life Sciences Building
Shake it to the Core! for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Structures Lab, 2nd floor Davis Hall
CITRIS High-Definition Time-Lapse Project for kids
10:00 am-1:00 pm
345 The Tech Museum Sutardja Dai Hall
GamesCrafters for kids
10:00 am-1:00 pm
341 Soda Hall
Robot Learning Lab: A Robot that High-Fives and Hugs! for kids
10:00 am-1:00 pm
Kvamme Atrium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall
CITRIS Invention Lab: Makerspace Tours and Demos for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
141 Sutardja Dai Hall
Explore the CITRIS Tech Museum for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
345 Sutardja Dai Hall, The Tech Museum
Hands-On Ocean Science Fun! for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
McCone Hall, entrance & lobby
Hands-On Physics Exhibits for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
245 & 248 LeConte Hall
CalSol X Supernode  for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
246 Cory Hall
HKN Workshop: Fun with Microcontrollers for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
140 Cory Hall
Kids Zone Sponsored by ASUC and Alpha Phi Omega for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Lower Sproul Plaza
Live Kelp Forest Organisms with Touch Tank for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard
LUDIC(UM): An Inflatable Pavilion for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Wurster Hall, east courtyard
Mathematics Undergraduate Student Association for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
1015 Evans Hall
Physics-Astronomy Library for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
351 LeConte Hall
Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
100 Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library
Showtime on Sproul Plaza for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sproul Plaza
Student Organizations in Engineering for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Engineering Student Services Patio, 230 Bechtel Engineering Center
Supernode Tour  for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
246 Cory Hall
Virtual Reality at Kresge Engineering Library for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Kresge Engineering Library, 110 Bechtel Engineering Center
Welcome to Oskiland! for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Memorial Glade
Astronomy Demonstrations and Hands-On Activities for kids
10:00 am-3:30 pm
121 Campbell Hall
Earthquake! for kids
10:00 am-4:00 pm
220 McCone Hall
The Ant Lab for kids
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard
"B" is for Bear Pride for kids
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
"Science as Art" Exhibition for kids
10:00 am-5:00 pm
100 Hildebrand Hall
Design Quest for kids
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
ICON Satellite Mission for kids
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
Science on a Sphere® Explorations for kids
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
"Face to Face": Looking at Objects That Look at You for kids
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Exploring 3-D Collections and Immersive Visualization for kids
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

10:30 AM

University & Jepson Herbaria Tour for kids
10:30-11:00 am
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building
Como Prepararse Para la Universidad for kids
10:30 am-12:00 pm
102 Wheeler Hall
Critter Corner for kids
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

11:00 AM

Nimely Pan African Dance Company Performance for kids
11:00-11:30 am
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Look Like a Viking: Make Your Own Chainmail! for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
126 Dwinelle Annex
Medical Devices: A Hands-On Demo for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Stanley Hall Atrium, 1st floor
Predators and their Prey in Ancient Oceans for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Reptile Dissection at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
3095 Valley Life Sciences Building
Preparing for College: The High School Years for kids
11:00 am-12:30 pm
145 Dwinelle Hall
Data Science Open House for kids
11:00 am-2:00 pm
190 Doe Library
Eco-Origami for kids
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard
Beach Volleyball Big Spike Picnic for kids
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Clark Kerr Sand Volleyball Courts
Garden Discovery Stations: Newts and Butterflies for kids
11:00 am-3:00 pm
UC Botanical Garden (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
Ingenuity Lab: Artbots for kids
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

11:30 AM

Berkeley Food Institute for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
College of Natural Resources Teaching Lab for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
208 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Explore Student Organizations in the College of Natural Resources for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Fun Lab Experiments with Plant and Microbial Biology Faculty for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Ice Nucleation Magic Show and Free Snow Cones for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
The Bug Doctor and the Entomology Club Bring out the Bugs! for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
The Millet Project: Drought-Tolerant and Gluten-Free Grains for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
The Student Environmental Resource Center for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Tour the Teaching Kitchen, and Snack with Us! for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Washed Out in Mo'orea, French Polynesia for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

12:00 PM

Cal Spirit Rally for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
Sproul Plaza, Mario Savio Steps
Make Your Own Heart Baskets for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
126 Dwinelle Annex
Spotlight Tour on the College of Natural Resources for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
PiE Robotics Demonstration for kids
12:00-2:00 pm
247 Cory Hall
Ask a Materials Scientist! for kids
12:00-4:00 pm
Hearst Memorial Mining Building, lobby
Explore the Universe for kids
12:00-4:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
Materials Discovery for kids
12:00-4:00 pm
Hearst Memorial Mining Building, lobby

12:30 PM

Fun with Physics for kids
12:30-1:30 pm
1 LeConte Hall
The Music Connection: Instrument Petting Zoo for kids
12:30-2:30 pm
128 Morrison Hall

1:00 PM

Financing a College Education for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
145 Dwinelle Hall
Guided Tour of Campus Tree Trail for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Math Games and Prizes for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
3119 Etcheverry Hall
Fun with Fossils for kids
1:00-3:00 pm
3007 Valley Life Sciences Building
Hands-On Exploration in 3-D Bioprinting for kids
1:00-3:00 pm
Stanley Hall Atrium, 1st floor
Mega Mammals and their Mega Impact for kids
1:00-4:00 pm
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

1:30 PM

The Physics and Materials Science of Skateboarding for kids
1:30-2:00 pm
390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
University & Jepson Herbaria Tour for kids
1:30-2:00 pm
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building
Spotlight Tour on the College of Natural Resources for kids
1:30-2:30 pm
Information Marketplace
Cellscope Hands-On Demo: Taking Imaging to New Places for kids
1:30-3:00 pm
Stanley Hall Atrium, 1st floor
Make a New Friend in the Animal Discovery Room for kids
1:30-4:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

2:00 PM

De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association Dance Performance for kids
2:00-2:30 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Cal History, Spirit and Traditions for kids
2:00-3:00 pm
102 Wurster Hall
Nuclear Technology Innovation Laboratory Tour for kids
2:00-3:00 pm
3107 Etcheverry Hall

2:30 PM

Indigenous Voices and Petroglyph Rock Art at Lava Beds National Monument for kids
2:30-3:15 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)

8:00 PM

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