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University of California Museum of Paleontology

At the Corner of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
+1 510-642-1821
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Encourage young people to know what the college at Berkeley offers...

If you have kids for sure stop here....gives a an amazing view of the skeleton structure of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
purplenancy13
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La Habra, California
A nice collection worthy of your time...

The Museum of Paleontology affords those who seek this somewhat off-the-beaten-track a unique... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
josephmelow
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Pendleton, Oregon
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“t rex” (3 reviews)
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“fossils” (2 reviews)
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At the Corner of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720-0001
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have kids for sure stop here....gives a an amazing view of the skeleton structure of animals. After parking and walking the building. you will spend at least 30 minutes to a zillion minutes depending on your interest.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

The Museum of Paleontology affords those who seek this somewhat off-the-beaten-track a unique collection of various items.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

The museum is at Life Sciences Building. Its collections are primarily intended for research and are not accessible to the public. A limited number of fossils from the collection is on display outside. The original fossils, around which the current collection has grown, were those...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great place to spend several hours viewing science and interesting and fun displays. There are dinosaur bones and science displays and so much to keep your interest. Worth your time.

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 28 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...More

1  Thank JDZatSF
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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....More

Thank befrank1
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Reviewed 17 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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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.

1  Thank am08540
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Daphna, The UCMP administrative office is open Monday through Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Although UCMP is primarily a research institution, there are a limited number of exhibits open to the public. The exhibits can be viewed... More
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