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A child is holding up and examining green slime during a science activity


at play.

Fun, learning, and research
are in our DNA.

At The Lawrence Hall of Science, discovery runs through everything we do. We foster scientific exploration with a focus on equitable learning experiences. Whether we’re designing curriculum, engaging learners, or empowering educators, we believe in the transformative power of learning made fun: when “ha ha” moments become “aha!” moments. Visit our science center to explore hands-on exhibits, meet live animals, and discover that anyone can be a scientist!

Children playing on the DNA structure on the plaza at The Lawrence Hall of Science

Science Center

Visit Us

The Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720


Open Daily
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Animal Discovery Zone
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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& Updates


Climb a DNA strand. Explore the cosmos. Meet a chinchilla.

Our science center is a hub of fascination and discovery, with hands-on experiences designed to promote kids’ exploration and learning. Want to stay a little longer? Don’t miss our camps and workshops!

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Educators help bring our work to life. Explore our resources and tools for educators in all settings—from classroom experiences to professional development.

Learn more about our programs for schools, including field trips, science festivals, and more!
School Programs
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Instructional Materials
Professional learning for teachers is every bit as important as students' learning. Discover our programs for K-12 teachers, informal and outdoor educators, and more!
Professional Support
Check out our calendar of events specifically for educators.


As part of UC Berkeley, research is in our DNA. The Lawrence Hall of Science engages in best-in-class research. We collaborate with a variety of partners to design, implement, and scale effective and equitable learning experiences.

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A student is sitting at a desk and drawing with a ruler during a science activity.
Educational Organizations