The campus is full of exciting things to keep your little cubs busy. See below for a list of kid-friendly events and activities!







Tour the campus with your little bears when it opens it's doors for Cal Day! Look for the little blue bear next to events to identify kid friendly activities.

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Berkeley features an athletic program that annually finishes among the leaders in the Directors' Cup standings, which rates the overall success of America's athletic departments.

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The Campanile

Sather Tower, known to most as the Campanile, is perhaps UC Berkeley's most famous symbol. Visible for miles, it stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world. The observation platform, located 200 feet up, provides visitors with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area and of the campus. It is reachable via the combination of an elevator and stairs. The Campanile was completed in 1914.

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The Valley Life Science Building

The Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB) was one of four building projects (Life Sciences Building, Life Sciences Addition, Genetics & Plant Biology Building, North West Animal Facility) undertaken to revitalize the biological sciences on the UC Berkeley Campus. Included in the building are many attractions including:

Museum of Paleontology - 1st floor west. The Museum's enormous collections, c. 20,000,000 specimens, are ranked 4th in America in size, and include protists, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates.

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology - 3rd floor west. Home to a collection of c. 800,000 specimens of mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.

University & Jepson Herbaria - 1st floor east. With a current combined total of c. 1,800,000 accessioned specimens, the University Herbarium (UC) and Jepson Herbarium (JEPS) represent the largest collection of herbarium material west of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the largest at a public university in the United States.

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Berkeley Musuem of Art and Pacific Film Archive

One of the largest university art museums in the United States, BAM/PFA opened the doors of its distinctive Modernist building on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus in 1970. BAM/PFA's diverse exhibition programs and its collections of more than 16,000 objects and 14,000 films and videos are characterized by themes of artistic innovation, intellectual exploration, and social commentary, and reflect the central role of education in BAM/PFA's mission.


Pheobe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Includes a virtual museum exhibiting rotating images of the museum's world-renowned collection, a list of events and exhibits, and finding guides for manuscripts and other material contained in the institution.


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