University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley

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The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) is a paleontology museum located on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

The museum is within the Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB), designed by George W. Kelham and completed in 1930. Its collections are primarily intended for research and are, thus, not accessible to the public. A limited number of fossils from the collection is on display in the VLSB. Although located on the Berkeley campus, the museum is the primary locality for storing fossils collected statewide. The original fossils, around which the current collection has grown, were those gathered as part of the California Geological Survey from 1860-1867.

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  • If you have kids for sure stop 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...  more »
  • The Museum of Paleontology affords those who seek this somewhat off-the-beaten-track a unique collection of various items.  more »
  • The few things they have in display are neat, but almost the entire museum is off limits to the public
  • Free entrance. It is interesting for kids. Quite impressive to see a university have collection.

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