It's Coming! Cal Day Happens On April 19

Exciting and educational activities await families at Cal Day -- the annual campuswide open house -- Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family members will enjoy a day of discovery as Berkeley faculty, students, museums and departments host special events for parents and their children.

Visitors can take in a wide range of activities, including sports, music, lectures and demonstrations, while experiencing one of the nation's top research universities.

Program highlights include:

o Future Technology -- race robotic cars, build an intelligent robot with Legos, or learn about 21st century travel with solar, supermileage and human-powered vehicles built by engineering students.

o Around the World at International House -- experience the crafts, culture and cuisine of the world's nations as International House hosts its annual SpringFest.

o Oski's Eye Exam -- Cal's lovable mascot has his eyes examined with Chancellor Tien and Dean Anthony Adams.

o Home Bugs in Cyberspace -- an introduction to backyard bugs, with hands-on activities and exploration of insect web sites on the Internet.

o Cal Football -- watch an open scrimmage at Memorial Stadium, then meet players and new head coach Tom Holmoe.

o Children's Activity Area -- the Cal Rally Committee hosts a special play area for children ages 3-12 that includes games, prizes and a carnival atmosphere.

o Free Museums -- take the free shuttle up to Lawrence Hall of Science, where kids can use chemistry to solve crimes; sing and play ancient Latin-American music at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology; or experience a Jurassic encounter with the Museum of Paleontology's full-size T. rex model.

o Celebration of Children's Literature -- award-winning authors, illustrators and storytellers from the Bay Area delight kids with tales of whimsy and intrigue.

A complete schedule of all events will be available at campus entrances on the day of the event. Although limited free parking will be available, visitors are encouraged to take public transportation to Cal Day. Free shuttles will take visitors from Berkeley BART to various campus locations including the Lawrence Hall of Science and Botanical Garden. For more information, visit the Cal Day web site at


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