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A child is wearing safety glasses and pouring dry ice


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.

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


Open Daily
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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& Updates

New Grant Integrates AI Ethics with Tech Learning

When you hear “artificial intelligence” (AI), the first thing that probably comes to mind are popular generative programs like ChatGPT…

Summer Science Fundays

From June 10 through August 12, join us every Saturday for fun-filled events featuring special guests and new activities. 

Talking Shop: Behind the Scenes of Making Music, Our Upcoming Exhibition

Deep in the bowels of The Lawrence Hall of Science is a place where few visitors have set foot. As…

New Partnership Brings Hands-on Science to San Leandro and San Lorenzo

Have you ever designed and built your own miniature roller coaster using recycled materials? How about experimenting with hydraulics? Young…

Summer Camps 2023

Want happy campers? Registration is open for young scientists from first through sixth grade to explore hands-on science. 

The Lawrence to Co-Develop Mixed Reality Exhibits with Ohlone Youth

A new project by The Lawrence and its partners, funded by a $1.29 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, aims to center Ohlone culture, using…


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 exploration. Want to stay a little longer? Don’t miss our camps, classes, 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