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Cal Day 2000 on April 15 is expected to draw thousands of visitors to UC Berkeley
10 Apr 2000

By Tamara Keith, Media Relations

BERKELEY -- An estimated 30,000 visitors are expected to come to the University of California, Berkeley campus Saturday, April 15, for Cal Day 2000, UC Berkeley's free open house featuring tours, activities and lectures.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the campus will open the doors to its laboratories, lecture halls and museums, giving visitors an inside look at the nation's top public university.

Sporting events - including a football scrimmage and women's lacrosse match - and a children's literature festival - featuring 18 leading children's book authors - are among the free events scheduled for Cal Day 2000.

UC Berkeley scientists will tell Cal Day visitors how their backyards could be used to study earthquakes at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory. Professor Roland Burgmann will lead a guided tour that traces the Hayward Fault through campus. The only movie footage ever shot of Mark Twain will be on display along with many of the famous author's manuscripts. And, youngsters can experience the thrill of finding fossils at the Museum of Paleontology or enjoy free face painting and balloons at the Cal Student Store.

Admission is free to all campus museums and parking in most campus lots is free as well. A 30-page hour-by-hour schedule can be picked up on campus on Saturday. It can also be found on the web at For more information, contact Visitor Services at (510) 642-5215.


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