Places to see, things to do

If you find yourself with some free time during the conference, here are some ways to fill it. All of these suggestions are in close proximity (by foot, bike, or car) to the conference venues.

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

Grounded in the legacy of UC Davis’ world-renowned first generation art faculty, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is a hub of creative practice for today’s thinkers, makers and innovators, now and for generations to come. More info:

United States Bicycling Hall of Fame

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is an organization dedicated to recognizing American competitive cyclists and contributors to the sport for their significant achievements.  Its mission is to preserve the history of American cycling in order to educate people about the past and encourage them to participate in the future of the sport. The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame exists to preserve and communicate the rich history of American cycling spanning from the champions of the 1880’s to today’s elite athletes. More info:

The UC Davis Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum was founded in 1936 to support teaching and research at the University of California. The Arboretum occupies 100 acres along the banks of the old north channel of Putah Creek, in California's Central Valley. Our collections include 22,000 trees and plants adapted to a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The plants are arranged in a series of gardens that represent different geographic areas, plant groups, or horticultural themes. More info:

Bohart Museum of Entomology

The R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology, founded in 1946, is located on the University of California, Davis campus. The museum is dedicated to teaching, research and service. We have the seventh largest insect collection in North America, and is worldwide in coverage. The collection holdings total more than seven million specimens of terrestrial and fresh water arthropods. The museum is also home of the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect biodiversity of California's deserts, mountains, coast, and the Great Central Valley. More info:

California Raptor Center

The California Raptor Center (CRC) is an educational and research facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey (raptors). Our museum and our permanent collection of living, nonreleasable raptors are open to public view on weekdays and Saturdays. We take in 300-350 sick, injured, and orphaned raptors each year, successfully returning about 60% to the wild. We also provide hands-on training in the care and management of birds of prey to those interested in rehabilitation, and offer educational programs to schools, ecological and environmental organizations, and the university community. More info:

Downtown Davis

Downtown Davis borders the east side of the main UC Davis campus. Filled with restaurants, cafes, and various shops and stores, downtown is a great place to wander and capture the spirit of Davis. More info:

UC Davis Memorial Union

Often called the living room of campus, the Memorial Union is a central hub of student life. The Games area offers activities such as bowling, billiards, and console gaming. More info: