Field Trip for Teachers at Berkeley Natural History Mueums

Normally closed to the public, the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Jepson and University Hebaria, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, and the Essig Museum of Entomology opened their doors to CRS and our teacher members for our fall 2017 Field Trip for Teachers.  



Berkeley Museums of Natural History

Using Collections in the Classroom

Background on how and why collections are important to scientists

Activities Making and Using Your Own Classroom Collections

Using the UC Berkeley Campus for Science Field Trips

Science Field Trip Programs on the UC Berkeley Campus

  • UC Museum of Paleontology  - Located on the 1st floor of the Valley Life Sciences Building. A limited number of docent led field trips about fossils and the fossilization process are available. Tours are designed for grades 2 and up.
  • UC Botanical Gardens  - Located on Centennial Drive above Memorial Stadium. A variety of tours are available about plants and ecosystems. They can be tailored to your grade level and educational needs.
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology  - Located on Bancroft Way at College Avenue. Tours provide students with learning experiences linked to the Museum's collections of objects from ancient, historic and contemporary societies around the world.
  • Lawrence Hall of Science - Located on Centennial Drive above Memorial Stadium and past the UC Botanical Gardens. Take a self-guided tour of the museum exhibits or schedule a hands-on science or engineering lab experience or planetarium show for your class.

Do-It-Yourself Field Trips on the UC Berkeley Campus

Maps of the UC Berkeley Campus