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

LEaD Lights for kids
8:00 am-4:00 pm
250 Sutardja Dai Hall

9:00 AM

The Beauty and Joy of Binary Numbers for kids
9:00-10:00 am
306 Soda Hall
Artist and Pop-Up Books, and Coloring for kids
9:00 am-12:00 pm
210 Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library
Fascinating Fossils from the UC Museum of Paleontology 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
College of Environmental Design Open House, Tours and Exhibits for kids
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Wurster Hall, 1st floor lobby
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 entrance
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, 1st floor entrance
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Open House for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Natural History Up Close for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard
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
Stand Up for Science: Kids, Share Your Voice! for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Various locations around campus
The Campus Tree Trail: Self-Guided Audio Tours for kids
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Tour of 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 Natural Reserve System 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
Exhibit: "Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics" for kids
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
UC Botanical Garden: Plants of the World and Garden Animals 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
9:30-10:30 am
145 Dwinelle Hall
Shake it to the Core! for kids
9:30-11:30 am
Davis Hall, 2nd floor bay
Machine Learning for Automation: Student Information Table for kids
9:30 am-2:00 pm
Etcheverry Hall-Soda Hall Esplanade
Bones and their Stories for kids
9:30 am-2:30 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Cave and Rock Art Painting for kids
9:30 am-2:30 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Dig Like An Archaeologist! for kids
9:30 am-2:30 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Paleoethnobotany: Ancient Plants and the People Who Used Them for kids
9:30 am-2:30 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Play with Clay for kids
9:30 am-2:30 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Putting the Pieces Back Together: Ceramic Reconstruction for kids
9:30 am-2:30 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Rock Art Recording for kids
9:30 am-2:30 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Nuclear Engineering Open House for kids
9:30 am-3:00 pm
3107 Etcheverry Hall

10:00 AM

College of Environmental Design: Wurster Hall Tours for kids
10:00-10:45 am
Wurster Hall, 1st floor lobby
Basketball Clinic for Every Level for kids
10:00-11:00 am
220 Hearst Gymnasium
Kurdish Culture for Kids for kids
10:00-11:00 am
340 Stephens Hall
Tour the University & Jepson Herbaria Collections for kids
10:00-11:00 am
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building
Yoga for All Levels for kids
10:00-11:00 am
234 Hearst Gymnasium
Fun with Physics for kids
10:00-11:30 am
1 LeConte Hall
Discover Moffitt Library! Makerspace Demos and Self-Guided Tours for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Moffitt Library, 4th Floor
EECS Mechatronics for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Breezeway, 6th Floor Sutardja Dai Hall
Fun with Fossils for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
3007 Valley Life Sciences Building
Virtual Reality Tank Driving for kids
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Kresge Engineering Library, 110 Bechtel Engineering Center
Computer Science Unplugged for kids
10:00 am-1:00 pm
373 Soda Hall
Hands-On Physics for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
231 & 235 LeConte Hall
Oxford Tract Research Garden and Student Organic Gardening Association Block Party for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Oxford Tract, corner of Virginia Street and Walnut Street
Super FUN: Science for a Safer World for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, south lawn
Virtual Reality Demos with VR@Berkeley for kids
10:00 am-2:00 pm
220 Jacobs Hall
Bears, Bugs, Dinosaurs and More at the Bioscience Library for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
2101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley Art Studio Open House and Ceramics Sale for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
ASUC Art Studio, Lower Sproul Plaza
Color the UC Berkeley Library Collections for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Morrison Reading Room Doe Library
Design Your Own Fabric at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Drop-in Maker Workshop at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Earthquakes! for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
McCone Hall Plaza
Engineering Student Organizations for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Engineering Student Services Patio, 230 Bechtel Engineering Center
Gallery Talks on the New Favorites of the Bancroft Library for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Bancroft Library Gallery
HKN Workshop: Fun with Microcontrollers for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
140 Cory Hall
Jewelry Making at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Kids Zone Sponsored by ASUC and Alpha Phi Omega for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
North Field (next to Hearst Gym)
Live Kelp Forest Organisms with Touch Tank for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Valley Life Sciences Building, courtyard
Origami, Lasers and Other Fun Math Games for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
1015 Evans Hall
Showtime on Sproul Plaza for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sproul Plaza & Lower Sproul Plaza
Succulent Sounds: Interactive Electronics for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Supernode/IEEE Open House and Soldering Workshop for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
246 Cory Hall
Take the World for a Spin for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
50 McCone Hall
Visit the Magnificent Morrison Library for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Morrison Reading Room Doe Library
Weaving, Spinning and Basketry at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Women Who Figure: An Exhibit Inspired by the Mathematicians of Hidden Figures for kids
10:00 am-3:00 pm
100 Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library
Astronomy Demonstrations and Hands-On Activities for kids
10:00 am-3:30 pm
121 Campbell Hall
Astronomy Undergraduate Lab Tour for kids
10:00 am-3:30 pm
541 Campbell Hall
Portable Planetarium Shows for kids
10:00 am-3:30 pm
131 Campbell Hall
Solar Viewing for kids
10:00 am-3:30 pm
Hearst Mining Circle
Ingenuity Lab: Artbots for kids
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
The NASA Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) Project for kids
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
"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)
Water's Extreme Journey for kids
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)

10:30 AM

Como Prepararse Para la Universidad for kids
10:30 am-12:00 pm
101 Moffitt Library
Critter Corner for kids
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
CITRIS High-Definition Time Lapse Project for kids
10:30 am-1:30 pm
345 The Tech Museum Sutardja Dai Hall
Robot Learning Lab: Meet a Robot that Folds Laundry, High-Fives, and Hugs! for kids
10:30 am-1:30 pm
Kvamme Atrium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall

11:00 AM

Su Nu Nu Shinal Dancers at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology for kids
11:00-11:30 am
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
An Exploration of the Global Climate: Past, Present and Future for kids
11:00-11:45 am
Lawrence Hall of Science (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
College of Environmental Design: Wurster Hall Tours for kids
11:00-11:45 am
Wurster Hall, 1st floor lobby
Hands-On Animal Origami at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Grinnell-Miller Library
Middle Eastern Drumming Lesson for kids
11:00 am-12:00 pm
340 Stephens Hall
Preparing for College: The High School Years for kids
11:00 am-12:30 pm
145 Dwinelle Hall
Cal's Microgarden for kids
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Entomology Club Brings Out the Bugs! for kids
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Ice Nucleation Magic Show and Free Snow Cones for kids
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Mural Installation with Artist Neil Freese for kids
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, first floor (next to Bank of the West)
The Millet Project: Drought-Tolerant and Gluten-Free Grains for kids
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Washed Out in Mo'orea, French Polynesia for kids
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Yeast Farts and Microscopes for kids
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Cal Football Spring Game for kids
11:00 am-1:30 pm
California Memorial Stadium
Garden Animal Discovery Stations for kids
11:00 am-3:00 pm
UC Botanical Garden (take Hill Shuttle from Evans Hall east entrance)
Chemistry Library Open House for kids
11:00 am-5:00 pm
100 Hildebrand Hall

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

College of Environmental Design: Wurster Hall Tours for kids
12:00-12:45 pm
Wurster Hall, 1st floor lobby
Martial Art Demonstrations for kids
12:00-12:45 pm
Recreational Sports Facility, Martial Arts Room
Dance Showcase for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Presents: Reptile Dissection for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
3097 Valley Life Sciences Building
Special Tour: Spotlight on the College of Natural Resources for kids
12:00-1:00 pm
Genetics & Plant Biology Lawn
Chemistry for Kids! for kids
12:00-2:00 pm
Latimer Hall-Pimentel Hall patio
PiE Robotics Demonstration for kids
12:00-2:00 pm
247 Cory Hall
IEEE Ice Cream Social for kids
12:00-3:00 pm
Cory Hall, courtyard
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
12:30-2:00 pm
1 LeConte Hall

12:45 PM

Martial Art Demonstrations for kids
12:45-1:30 pm
Recreational Sports Facility, Martial Arts Room

1:00 PM

College of Environmental Design: Wurster Hall Tours for kids
1:00-1:45 pm
Wurster Hall, 1st floor lobby
Cal Spirit Rally for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
Sproul Plaza, Mario Savio Steps
DNA Up Close at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology! A Hands-On Demonstration for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 of All Ages for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
3108 Etcheverry Hall
The Amazing Cave Art Site of Chauvet in France for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
Archaeological Research Facility, 2251 College Building (next to Boalt Hall)
Tour the University & Jepson Herbaria Collections for kids
1:00-2:00 pm
1001 Valley Life Sciences Building
Interactive Demo: Bioengineering Technology for kids
1:00-3:00 pm
Stanley Hall Atrium, 1st floor
Fascinating Fossils from the UC Museum of Paleontology for kids
1:00-4:00 pm
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

1:30 PM

Bring Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak to Reality for kids
1:30-2:00 pm
390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Dark Matter Search: Why? for kids
1:30-2:15 pm
4 LeConte Hall
Martial Art Demonstrations for kids
1:30-2:15 pm
Recreational Sports Facility, Martial Arts Room
Fun with Fossils for kids
1:30-3:30 pm
3007 Valley Life Sciences Building
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

Physics and the Materials Science of Skateboarding for kids
2:00-2:30 pm
390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Su Nu Nu Shinal Dancers at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology for kids
2:00-2:30 pm
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
College of Environmental Design: Wurster Hall Tours for kids
2:00-2:45 pm
Wurster Hall, 1st floor lobby
Cal History, Spirit and Traditions for kids
2:00-3:00 pm
102 Wurster Hall
Real-World Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them for kids
2:00-3:00 pm
2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

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