About the Museum

Museum Hours

The museum is open to the general public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Private tours are also available appointment (please see below for private docent tours).

Location and Admission

The Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology is located in the Holbrook Building at the intersection of Scenic Drive, Le Conte Avenue and Ridge Road on the campus of the Pacific School of Religion. The museum is located on the east end of the Holbrook Building.

Map

Museum Address
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

Tel: (510) 849-8200 x8907
Fax: (510) 845-8948
Email: bade[at]psr[dot]edu

Admission to the museum is free for all ages. There is wheelchair accessibility through the main doors of the museum.

 

Docent Tours

Scheduled visits to the Museum are popular with all ages, preferably beginning with age seven. Tours are tailored to group interest, and can include explanation of artifacts and their relevance to the Bible.

The service is provided free of charge and by appointment only. Note that appointments must be made at least 2 weeks in advance and are only allowed for groups of 5 persons or more. To arrange for a tour, please contact Museum Director, Aaron Brody, at (510) 849-8286 or email abrody@psr.edu.

 

Getting to the Museum..by Car

From the north (I-80) or west (I- 80): Exit onto University Avenue and go east. Turn left (north) on Oxford. Turn right (east) on Hearst. Take oblique left on LeConte (a steep hill). Turn left at top of hill onto Scenic. The PSR campus is on your left. Parking is free anywhere on the street for up to 2 hours.

From the east (Hwy 24): Exit right on Telegraph and go north. Turn left (west) on Bancroft. Turn right (north) on Oxford. Turn right (east) on Hearst. Take oblique left on LeConte (a steep hill). Turn left at top of hill onto Scenic. The PSR campus is on your left. Parking is free anywhere on the street for up to 2 hours.

From the south (I-880/980 or I-580): On I-880/980, continue past I-580 interchange to Hwy 24. On 580, turn off at Hwy 24 toward Berkeley. From Hwy 24, exit immediately on Martin Luther King and go north. Turn right (east) on University. Turn left (north) on Oxford. Turn right (east) on Hearst. Take oblique left on LeConte (a steep hill). Turn left at top of hill onto Scenic. The PSR campus is on your left. Parking is free anywhere on the street for up to 2 hours.

 

Getting to the Museum..with Public Transportation

From the south or west: Take Richmond BART train.

From the north: Take any south-bound BART train. Exit at Berkeley station (downtown, NOT North Berkeley). Then walk or take bus.

Walk: Go north on Shattuck, right on University, left on Oxford, right on Hearst, oblique left on LeConte (a steep hill) to corner of Scenic. The PSR campus is on your left.

Bus: From Berkeley BART station, cross Shattuck to bus stop at corner of Shattuck and Center. Take #65 bus to Euclid and LeConte. Walk one block west along Le Conte to PSR.

 

Administration

The museum director, Aaron Brody, can be reached Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm by telephone: (510)849-8286, fax: (510) 845-8948, or email: abrody@psr.edu. The Associate Curator, Kiersten Neumann, can also be reached by email: bade@psr.edu.