Planning Your Visit

Picture of the Honey Bee Haven with blooming flowers Honey bee on wallflower

Welcome! The Haven is a unique outdoor museum where visitors can observe and learn about bees and the plants that support them.

Open daily from dawn to dusk for self-guided tours, we are located on the UC Davis campus adjacent to the Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road. Guided tours of the garden with an entomologist are also available; please click here for more details. Tours last 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the size of the group and tour type. Tours led by docents not affiliated with the Haven are not permitted. 

Limited parking is available at no charge, and we also have a bicycle rack. The Haven is located a half-mile from the nearest Unitrans stop. The garden is wheelchair accessible; we have one handicapped parking space that will accommodate a van. Please do not block the entrance with cars, bicycles, or strollers. Due to limited space and other garden activities, groups of 10 or more should request approval before visiting.

For an enjoyable visit, please observe the following:

– To avoid disturbing the bees, please remain on the paths
– Please do not run on the garden paths
– Children under 14 must remain within view of an adult supervisor
– Bicycles, roller blades, and skateboards are not permitted in the garden
– Different bee species make unique sounds. Please keep voices low to allow these differences to be heard. Radio or music playing is not permitted.
– The garden has over 200 plant species. A complete list is available here.
– Please do not remove anything from the garden. Insect collecting is not permitted.
– As per University policy, all dogs must be on leash in the garden and owners must pick up after their dogs.
– Commercial activities require prior approval. Please email us with any questions.
– Campus lost and found is handled by the UC Davis Police Department. Report a lost item here.
– We do not have bathrooms, drinking water, or trash service. Directions to the nearest campus bathrooms are here.
– Shirts and shoes are required. Visitors should wear closed-toed, closed-heel shoes and avoid scented personal care products. There is no medical treatment at the garden. If you are allergic to bee stings, please bring appropriate equipment and medication such as an EpiPen and antihistamines. Click here for information about preventing and treating bee stings.

If your group is coming to UC Davis for the day to visit the Honey Bee Haven, there are several other places of interest to visit on our campus. Please note that hours, fees, and availability of tours are set by each museum and may be different than the Haven’s.

UC Davis Museums:

Anthropology Museum
Bohart Museum of Entomology
Botanical Conservancy
Raptor Center
Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology

Problems? Contact George Terry. Copyright © UC Regents, Davis campus. All rights reserved. Last Major Site Update: 6 June 2014