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Bohart Museum of Entomology

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Address: University of California, Davis, CA 95616
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+1 530-752-0493
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 17:00

The R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology is located on the University of...

The R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology is located on the University of California, Davis campus. The museum is dedicated to teaching, research and service. We have the seventh largest insect collection in North America, which is worldwide in coverage. The collection holdings total approximately seven million specimens, and focus on terrestrial and fresh water invertebrates. The museum is home of the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect biodiversity of California’s deserts, mountains, coast and great central valley.

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Bugs and more bugs

This is a fun place to take children and adults who are interested in walking sticks, butterflies, etc. Great small venue; nothing to dislike....a great tiny museum with hours... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2014
Davis, California
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Placerville, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Tucked away and not easy to find on campus. If you are curious about bugs this is the place to go. The entomology expert took the time to show us not only some of the specimens, but also took out a female Australian walking stick that climbed all over me. Bring your camera.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum is actually in a classroom/lab area among other classrooms. Make sure you check for the hours that the museum is open! They sell prints, t shirts, mugs, and a few pieces of jewelry, and it is all for an excellent cause! Promote entomology! Come visit.

Thank rjrjj
Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This is a fun place to take children and adults who are interested in walking sticks, butterflies, etc. Great small venue; nothing to dislike....a great tiny museum with hours open to the public.

Thank Senior650
Santiago, Chile
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is actually a working entomology lab, that lets visitors in. Staff are going about their business while you look around the displays, which are not very numerous or extraordinary. Nonetheless, it is OK for a short visit with kids; not much to touch though. A few live spiders and insects, but mostly, fixed (dead) material.

Thank 2010-Urbi-et-Orbi
Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I took my grandchildren to see the insect exhibit & as we left my 4 year old grandson said, "Nana, that was awesome!" Very gratifying for a grandma & what better endorsement does one need!

1 Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Fascinating collection of all types of insects! Great place to go with school aged children and teens!

2 Thank CookieF2BA
Perugia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2012

apparently small museum but very reache of collections of many entomologic species especially butterflies. Scientists inside are really kind and always available to guide peoples inside the museum where you can also find many strange gifts and tshirts. VERY GOOD

3 Thank Leonepg
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Reviewed 16 June 2012 via mobile

Wonderful collection! It's a great adventure for kids and adults!

2 Thank Catherinemorland

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