In 2023, Cal Day is on Saturday, April 22, and is only open to UC Berkeley students and prospects and their families. Sorry, East Bay residents, you are not invited to the party this year!
Cal Day used to be a community-wide series of events for all of Berkeley. The last in-person, family-friendly Cal Day was in 2019.
If you’re visiting Berkeley with an admitted student and some little siblings, there are a handful of special activities you might want to try with children too young to appreciate a good physics lecture. Download the Cal Day app in order to access any special admission passes not available to the general public:
- The Blake Garden will have special open hours on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 am to 3 pm with a guided tour at 1 pm.
- Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, BAMPFA, is regularly open for free to all youth under 18. Adults accompanying one child under 13 can also be admitted for free.
- Look and listen for a performance from the Cal Marching Band.
- The UC Berkeley Botanical Garden will be running a docent-led tour. Free admission to those with a registration pass through the Cal Day app.
- The Lawrence Hall of Science has cool hands-on science activities for all ages and will very likely run a Cal Day discount for folks with a pass through the app. UCB students and staff are always free here.
If you’re bringing babies, hang onto this list of changing table locations and lactation room access on campus.
In addition to the fantastic special events happening on campus, Cal Day means that Lawrence Hall of Science (10 am to 5 pm), BAMPFA (11 am to 7 pm) are open for FREE all day.