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.

Admissions & Student Life

Getting Oriented

UC Police Department Vehicle Display and Outreach Booth for kids
8:00 am-6:00 pm
Parking lot north of Sproul Hall

Computer Science

The Beauty and Joy of Binary Numbers for kids
9:00-10:00 am
306 Soda Hall

Environmental Design (CED)

Artist Books, Architectural Pop-Up Books, and Coloring for kids
9:00 am-12:00 pm
210 (Environmental Design Library) Wurster Hall
Kids, Build a Box City! for kids
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Wurster Hall, 1st floor lobby

Engineering

Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS)

Astronomy & Space

Portable Planetarium Shows for kids
9:00 am-3:30 pm
131 Campbell Hall
Solar Roasting for kids
9:00 am-3:30 pm
Hearst Mining Circle
Virtual Reality Demonstrations for kids
9:00 am-3:30 pm
121 Campbell Hall

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Museum of Paleontology

T. rex and Friends for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, 1st floor, Wallace Atrium

Biology

¡Bonanza de Ciencia! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn
AmphibiaWeb: Global Amphibian Conservation, Biology, and Diversity for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Linguistics

Ask a Linguist! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
52 Dwinelle Hall

Biology

Integrative Biology

Bioinspired Design: Where Nature Meets Engineering for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Blake Garden

Blake Garden Open House for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
70 Rincon Rd. (Kensington) Blake Garden

Anthropology & Archaeology

Bones and Their Stories for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Cave and Rock Art Painting for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)

Science at Cal

Ciencia en Cal—¡Aventuras en las Ciencias! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Various locations around campus

Anthropology & Archaeology

Dig Like An Archaeologist! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)

Earth & Planetary Science

Earthquake! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
220 McCone Hall

Biology

Integrative Biology

Elephant Seals: How Will They Respond to Climate Change? for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard
Insects and Spiders from Around the World for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
3003 Valley Life Sciences Building

Earth & Planetary Science

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, 1st floor entrance

Biology

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Open House for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building (3rd floor atrium)

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Berkeley Natural History Museums

Natural History Up Close! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard

Anthropology & Archaeology

Paleoethnobotany: Ancient Plants and the People Who Used Them for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Play with Clay! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)

Science at Cal

Science at Cal—Science Adventure! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Various locations around campus
Science Bonanza! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn

Biology

Natural Resources Biology

The Ant Lab for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard

Science at Cal

UC Botanical Garden—On Campus! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn

Natural Resources

UC Natural Reserves and Field Stations for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard

Science at Cal

University & Jepson Herbaria Open House for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building
UC Botanical Garden: Plants of the World for kids
9:00 am-4:30 pm
UC Botanical Garden (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

Geography

Geography Bee for kids
9:30-10:00 am
145 McCone Hall

Kindergarten to College

Preparing for College: The Middle School Years for kids
9:30-11:00 am
145 Dwinelle Hall

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Museum of Paleontology

Sharks vs. Whales at the Calaveras Dam Site for kids
9:30 am-12:00 pm
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Music

Instrument Petting Zoo for kids
9:30 am-3:00 pm
250 Morrison Hall
Cal Band Performance for kids
10:00-11:00 am
Sather Gate

Earth & Planetary Science

Music

Piano Recital for kids
10:00-11:00 am
125 Morrison Hall
University Baroque Ensemble for kids
10:00-11:00 am
Hertz Hall, concert hall stage

Astronomy & Space

Why Are There Stars? for kids
10:00-11:00 am
3 LeConte Hall

Computer Science

CITRIS High-Definition Time-Lapse Project for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
345 The Tech Museum Sutardja Dai Hall

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Fun with Fossils for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
3007 Valley Life Sciences Building

Computer Science

Robot Learning Lab: A Robot that High Fives and Hugs! for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Kvamme Atrium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall
Robot Race Cars for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Cory Hall, 3rd floor

Engineering

Berkeley Emergent Space Tensegrities (BEST) Lab for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Hesse Hall, north entrance

Anthropology & Archaeology

Biological Anthropology: Compare Mammalian Brains! for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)

Engineering

CITRIS Invention Lab: Makerspace Tours and Demos for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
141 Sutardja Dai Hall
Designing the Future: Jacobs Hall Open House for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
110 and 120 Jacobs Hall

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

CITRIS Tech Museum

Explore the CITRIS Tech Museum for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
345 The Tech Museum Sutardja Dai Hall

Computer Science

Fun with Microcontrollers for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
140 Cory Hall

Physics

Hands-On Physics for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
245 LeConte Hall
248 LeConte Hall

Special Events

Welcome to Oskiland! for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Memorial Glade

Mathematics

Ask The Mathematician! for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
East entrance Evans Hall

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Autonomous Driving Research Vehicles Showcase for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway

Energy and Renewable Resources

CalSol: Berkeley's Solar Vehicle Team for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway

Labs and Makerspaces

Hesse Hall Laboratories Open House for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Hesse Hall, north entrance

Energy and Renewable Resources

Human-Powered Vehicles Demonstration for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway

Biology

Integrative Biology

Live Kelp Forest Organisms with Touch Tank for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Mechanical Engineering Shop Open House for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
1166 Etcheverry Hall

Mathematics

Meet Current Math Students for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
1015 Evans Hall

Engineering

Meet Pi Tau Sigma, and Spin Our Prize Wheel! for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering Open House for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway

Computer Science

PiE Robotics Demonstration for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
247 Cory Hall

Dance & Theater

Showtime on Sproul Plaza for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sproul Plaza

Computer Science

Supernode Open House for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
246 Cory Hall

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway

Astronomy & Space

Astronomy Demonstrations and Hands-On Activities for kids
10:00 am-3:30 pm
Campbell Hall Lobby
Breakthrough Listen Laboratory Open House for kids
10:00 am-3:30 pm
339 Campbell Hall

Cal Parents

Bear Hugs from Bank of the West for kids
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, lower level

Art

Berkeley Art Studio: Pottery Demos and Games for kids
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Berkeley Art Studio, César Chávez Student Center

Libraries & Collections

Special Events

Kids Zone! for kids
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Lower Sproul Plaza

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Lawrence Hall of Science

"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)
Design Quest 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)
Well Played! for kids
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

Tours

Museum Tours

University & Jepson Herbaria Tour for kids
10:30-11:00 am
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Lawrence Hall of Science

Critter Corner for kids
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

Anthropology & Archaeology

Lithic Analysis of the West Berkeley Shellmound for kids
11:00-11:15 am
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.

Music

Ayi-yanga Musical Performance at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology for kids
11:00-11:30 am
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Physical Education

All-Level Basketball Clinic for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
220 Hearst Gymnasium

Dance & Theater

Ballroom Dance for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
230 Hearst Gymnasium

Middle Eastern Studies

Anthropology & Archaeology

Look Like a Viking: Make Your Own Chainmail! for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Ishi Court (Dwinelle Hall interior courtyard) (access via Campanile Way)

Biology

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Presents: Reptile Dissection for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
3095 Valley Life Sciences Building

Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering: What's That? for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
3107 Etcheverry Hall

Physical Education

Outdoor Yoga for the Extreme and Absolute Beginner for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Hearst Gymnasium, North Field

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Berkeley Natural History Museums

Peregrine Falcons, UC, and You! for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Scandinavian

The Traditional Swedish Art of Baking... with Playdough! for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Ishi Court (Dwinelle Hall interior courtyard) (access via Campanile Way)

Astronomy & Space

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Hybrid Robotics Demonstration for kids
11:00 am-1:00 pm
2116 Etcheverry Hall

Tours

Campus Tours

Hayward Fault Walking Tour for kids
11:00 am-1:30 pm
265 McCone Hall

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Gu Research Group for kids
11:00 am-2:00 pm
1112 Etcheverry Hall
HiPeRLab for kids
11:00 am-2:00 pm
1176C Etcheverry Hall

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

UC Botanical Garden

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)

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

ME 135/235 Mechatronics Lab Course Demonstration for kids
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Hesse Hall, north entrance

Labs and Makerspaces

Mechanical Systems Control Lab for kids
11:00 am-3:00 pm
2103 Etcheverry Hall

Eateries

Food Zone! for kids
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Lower Sproul Plaza
Hydration Station! for kids
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Lower Sproul Plaza

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Lawrence Hall of Science

Ingenuity Challenges: Marble Machines for kids
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

Anthropology & Archaeology

The Paleoethnobotany of Mission San Jose for kids
11:15-11:30 am
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.
Current Eco-Archaeological Research in the San Francisco Bay Area for kids
11:30-11:45 am
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Ave.

Computer Science

Create an iOS Application from Start to Finish for kids
11:30 am-12:00 pm
306 Soda Hall

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Formula SAE 2019 Car Reveal for kids
11:30 am-12:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Breezeway

Geography

Carbon Credits... For Your Lawn? for kids
11:30 am-1:30 pm
McCone Hall, 1st floor entrance

Natural Resources

Natural Resources Biology

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 Entomology Club Brings Out the Bugs! 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

Anthropology & Archaeology

Berkeley-Abiquiú Collaborative Archaeology Project: Transcription and Translation of Historical Documents for kids
11:45 am-12:00 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)

Music

Cal Band Performance for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
Sproul Plaza, Mario Savio Steps

Anthropology & Archaeology

Fight Like a Viking! for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
Ishi Court (Dwinelle Hall interior courtyard) (access via Campanile Way)

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Information Session: Mechanical Engineering Major for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
3106 Etcheverry Hall

Middle Eastern Studies

Palestinian Embroidery Workshop (Kid-Friendly) for kids
12:00-3:00 pm
340 Stephens Hall

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Lawrence Hall of Science

Explore the Universe for kids
12:00-4:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

Music

Campanile Carillon Recitals for kids
12:00-4:15 pm
Campanile (Sather Tower)
Chamber Orchestra for kids
12:15-1:45 pm
Hertz Hall, concert hall stage

Physics

Fun with Physics for kids
12:45-1:45 pm
50 Birge Hall

Tours

Campus Tours

Campus Tree Trail: Guided Tour for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn

Biology

DNA Up Close at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology! A Hands-On Demonstration for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
3101 Grinnell-Miller Library Valley Life Sciences Building

Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Chemical Engineering

Engineering

Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR)

Math Games and Prizes for Kids of All Ages for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
3108 Etcheverry Hall

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Mechanical Engineering Student-Alumni Panel for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
3106 Etcheverry Hall

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Berkeley Natural History Museums

Real-World Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Part 2 for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Engineering

Bioengineering (BioE)

Build a Computer Game in 30 Minutes for kids
1:00-3:00 pm
1109 Etcheverry Hall
Hands-On with BioE for kids
1:00-3:00 pm
Stanley Hall Atrium, 1st floor

Science at Cal

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Museum of Paleontology

Fun with Fossils for kids
1:00-3:30 pm
3007 Valley Life Sciences Building

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Identity Flag Making Workshop for kids
1:00-4:00 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Museum of Paleontology

Sharks vs. Whales at the Calaveras Dam Site for kids
1:00-4:00 pm
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

Music

Celli@Berkeley for kids
1:15-2:00 pm
Morrison Hall Breezeway

Anthropology & Archaeology

A Closer Look at Nabataean Secondary Burial for kids
1:30-1:45 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)

Tours

Museum Tours

University & Jepson Herbaria Tour for kids
1:30-2:00 pm
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building

Museums, Galleries, Gardens & Performance Spaces

Lawrence Hall of Science

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)

Anthropology & Archaeology

An Ivory Diaspora: Digitizing Exchange and Production Networks in the Global Medieval World for kids
1:45-2:00 pm
101 Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)

Dance & Theater

Su Nu Nu Shinal Dancers at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology for kids
2:00-2:30 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Music

Javanese Gamelan Ensemble for kids
2:00-3:00 pm
255 Morrison Hall

Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering: Dosimeter Talk for kids
2:00-3:00 pm
3107 Etcheverry Hall

Astronomy & Space

Astronomy Undergraduate Laboratory Tour for kids
2:00-3:30 pm
541 Campbell Hall

Music

University Gospel Choir for kids
2:15-3:00 pm
Hertz Hall, south patio
Vocal Recital for kids
3:15-4:15 pm
Hertz Hall, concert hall stage

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