Events & attractions

Cal Performances

Want to get a taste of life at Berkeley? Daily activities, performances and events are open to the campus community and the general public. Expand your mind, stroll through the redwoods and root for the Golden Bears.

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join BAM/PFA in its new home in early 2016. Films are still screening in the Pacific Film Archive Theater.

Botanical Garden

UC Berkeley’s 34-acre nonprofit research garden and museum boasts over 13,000 plants from around the world. The garden was established in 1890 and is open to the public year-round.

California Memorial Stadium

A complete renovation has transformed Berkeley's historic stadium. Find out about available tours.

Cal Performances

Cal Performances presents, commissions and produces artistic performances from world-renowned musicians, dancers, playwrights and more.

Campanile tours

Take a ride up the third-tallest bell- and clock-tower in the world. The observation platform, located 200 feet up, provides spectacular views of the campus and Bay Area. Carillon concerts are performed daily at noon.

Lawrence Hall of Science

UC Berkeley's public science center provides parents, kids and educators the opportunity to engage with science.

Lower Sproul

Lower Sproul is getting a whole new life. Currently under construction, the new Lower Sproul will be a hub of campus activity.

Lunch Poems

Former U.S. poet laureate, Robert Hass invites all to hear campus community members read their favorite poems over the lunch hour in Morrison Library.

Magnes Collection

Explore exhibits, artwork, texts and objects from the Magnes Collection of Jewish art and life.

Noon concerts

The Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts every semester. Music students and community musicians perform every Wednesday in Hertz Hall.

Sporting events

This is Bear territory. Root for the Golden Bears, winners of 87 team national championships, at your favorite events.

Sproul Plaza

Stroll through the social heart of the Berkeley campus, where students meet and the community gathers to voice opinions, raise awareness and pay homage to the Free Speech Movement.

Strawberry Creek

The North and South forks of Strawberry Creek meet on the Berkeley campus and flow westward toward the San Francisco Bay. Bridges and footpaths follow the creek throughout campus.

“The nature of art inspires new thinking, new ways of unlocking problems.”
Lawrence Rinder, director, Berkeley Art Museum