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University of California Museum of Paleontology

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Encourage young people to know what the college at Berkeley offers...

If you have kids for sure stop here....gives a an amazing view of the skeleton structure of... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
La Habra, California
A nice collection worthy of your time...

The Museum of Paleontology affords those who seek this somewhat off-the-beaten-track a unique... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

If you have kids for sure stop here....gives a an amazing view of the skeleton structure of animals. After parking and walking the building. you will spend at least 30 minutes to a zillion minutes depending on your interest.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank purplenancy13
Reviewed May 18, 2018

The Museum of Paleontology affords those who seek this somewhat off-the-beaten-track a unique collection of various items.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank josephmelow
Reviewed February 23, 2018

The museum is at Life Sciences Building. Its collections are primarily intended for research and are not accessible to the public. A limited number of fossils from the collection is on display outside. The original fossils, around which the current collection has grown, were those...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Satyendra G
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Great place to spend several hours viewing science and interesting and fun displays. There are dinosaur bones and science displays and so much to keep your interest. Worth your time.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Paul H
Reviewed April 26, 2017

If you find yourself wandering through the beautiful Berkeley campus, be sure to stop in at the Life Sciences building and see the paleontology exhibits. Although the full museum is only open to faculty and students (except Cal Day), the public exhibits are excellent. My...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank LightFighter
Reviewed November 28, 2016

In the Valley Life Sciences Building on the western side of the UC Berkeley campus (not at the intersection of Telegraph and Bancroft, where you can enter the campus), the Museum of Paleontology has many natural history wonders. Some are on display in the hallways...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank JDZatSF
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The area is closed off except for annual Cal Day. Only exhibits in lobby and hallways are accessible for public view. Main attraction is the T Rex which is an impressive sight. Other smaller exhibits are fascinating. Can probably visit in an hour or less....More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank befrank1
Reviewed June 17, 2016

The paleontology exhibit is fascinating. They have a T rex skeleton a very fierce looking pre Rhino exhibit and a mammal exhibit which end up with you. Very good display of a domestic cat skeleton to put things into perspective.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 13out
Reviewed November 2, 2014

A great place to visit for any future paleontologist or those who want to imagine. Get pumped for a visit by checking out the online exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank am08540
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Daphna, The UCMP administrative office is open Monday through Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Although UCMP is primarily a research institution, there are a limited number of exhibits open to the public. The exhibits can be viewed... More