Hours and Directions


The UCMP administrative office is open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Although UCMP is primarily a research institution, there are a limited number of exhibits open to the public. The exhibits can be viewed any time the Valley Life Sciences building is open. Building hours change during holidays and summer, but generally follow those of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library. During regular semester sessions, the hours are generally:

Monday-Thursday 8 am-10 pm
Friday 8 am-5 pm
Saturday10 am-5 pm
Sunday1 pm-10 pm


UCMP is located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. The main museum office and collections are located in Room 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building (on the bottom floor). Exhibits are located in the atrium areas outside of the museum and on the second floor.


Follow these links to view:

SF Bay Area Directions to the Berkeley Campus.

Location of Valley Life Sciences Building on Campus.

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