Visiting the Campanile

Photo by Keegan Houser

Sather Tower, also known as the Campanile, is one of UC Berkeley’s most beloved and well-known symbols. Visible for miles, the Campanile is the third-tallest bell and clock-tower in the world, and an integral part of the campus experience. Get a spectacular, sprawling view of the Bay Area from the observation platform. Enjoy three daily carillon concerts. Lounge on the historic esplanade and enjoy the shade of the stone giant. The Campanile is truly not to be missed.

Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 10:00am – 3:45pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am – 4:45pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am – 1:30pm and 3:00 – 4:45pm [carillon concert at 2:00pm]

Upcoming Closures / Reduced Hours

We apologize for the inconvenience. On the first Friday of every month we close early at 2:15pm and every other Wednesday we open late at 11:30am.

  • Wednesday, September 18: 11:30am – 3:45pm
  • Wednesday, October 2: 11:30am – 3:45pm
  • Friday, October 4: 10:00am – 2:15pm
  • Wednesday, October 16: 11:30am – 3:45pm
  • Wednesday, October 30: 11:30am – 3:45pm
  • Friday, November 1: 10:00am – 2:15pm
  • Wednesday, November 13: 11:30am – 3:45pm
  • Wednesday, November 27: 10:00am – 2:00pm [day before Thanksgiving]
  • Thursday, November 28: CLOSED [Thanksgiving]
  • Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 1: Possible closure or reduced hours
  • Friday, December 6: 10:00am – 2:15pm
  • Wednesday, December 11: 11:30am – 3:45pm
  • Saturday, December 21 – Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED [Winter Recess]

Price

  • General admission (18-64 years): $4 cash / $4.25 credit
  • Seniors (65+ years): $3 cash / $3.25 credit
  • Cal Alumni Association Members with ID: $3 cash / $3.25 credit
  • Youth (3-17 years): $3 cash / $3.25 credit
  • Youth (2 and under): Free
  • UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff with Cal ID: Free

Accessibility

The observation platform is not wheelchair accessible, as there are 38 steps from the top of the elevator to the observation platform. The Campanile esplanade and lobby displays are accessible by wheelchair.

Restrictions

Backpacks, large bags, large items, food, and drink are not permitted on the observation platform. Service animals only.