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University of California Museum of Paleontology

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Address: At the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
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+1 510-642-1821
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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A great stop at UC Berkeley

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lafayette, California
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Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 daughter and I stopped in for 20 minutes and were particularly thrilled with the cast... More 

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San Francisco, USA
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Reviewed 29 November 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 and in the foyer (including a T. Rex, some triceratopses, etc.), though the vast majority... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 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. Parking is paid and the campus police do check, even on a Sunday when no... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 June 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 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.

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