CalDay – Science Bonanza!

Science Bonanza Visit the south lawn of the Valley Life Sciences Building to see live animal shows and plants, play science games and activities, and meet special guests from around the Bay Area. Pick up your Science@Cal passport here and start your science adventure! Passport to Science Science Eggsperiments KQED Science Deep Look Berkeley Science Review  Campus Science Magazine Community Resources for Science Be a Rocket Scientist Unconscious Bias Project  Spot the Scientist UC Botanical Gardens  Carnivorous Plants Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) – Marshmallow Catapults Berkeley Public Library Science at the Library Tree Frog Treks  Live animals Artist & Craftsman Supply Paint Paper Mache Animals  
Passport to Science

Passport to Science

Pick up your Science@Cal Passport to Science here and start your adventure! As you make your way around campus, look for participating activities to get your passport stamped along the way.
Science Illustration

Science Eggsperiments! 

Who lays eggs? How do animals hide their eggs and why? Check out some real natural history specimens, play a game and decorate a camouflage egg of your own!

Deep Look

KQED Science 

Deep Look

See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

Berkeley Science Review 

Our popular science magazine presents a sampling of the research currently going on at UC Berkeley. We will have copies of the magazine you can take home with you, as well as activities related to a couple articles we’ve published in the last few issues.

CRS: squishy circuits

Community Resources for Science

Be a Rocket Scientist!

Kids can be a rocket scientist at Cal Day! Stop by CRS’s table to make your own balloon-powered car using the same basic principles that send rockets to Mars. Then take the car home with you for more experiments! Learn more about our BASIS volunteer program at

Unconscious Bias Project

Unconscious Bias Project 

Spot a Scientist!

Do you know what a scientist looks like?

UC Botanical Garden

Carnivorous Plants

Explore the world of Carnivorous plants with the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM)

Marshmallow Catapults

Learn about BEAM and try your hand at building the best marshmallow catapult of them all. Also be sure to visit Hearst Mining Circle to launch soda bottle rockets!

Berkeley Public Library on Wheels

Berkeley Public Library

Science at the Library!


Check out some cool science books (and check them out!) get a library card and find out how to connect with science at the library!

Tree Frog Treks

Tree Frog Treks

Hands on Science!

For over fifteen years, Tree Frog Treks has been making science come alive in the Bay Area through camps, hikes, experiments, art, and live animal encounters. Created and run by cal alum Chris Giorni, this organization has been coming “home” and creating free interactive science displays for Cal Day for over five years!

Decorate Pennant Flags

Artist and Craftsman Supply

Paint Paper Mache Animals


Artist & Craftsman Supply will teach you a fun and easy way to paint your own animals! Come by and get your creativity flowing. Free and fun for all ages!