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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.

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

Visit Us

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


Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

April 1 - 9 open daily

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What’s New

Open Daily Beginning April 1

We’re open daily, April 1-9 for Spring Week! Join us for an engaging week of extended hours for all your favorite exhibits and programs, plus new activities for you to explore! 

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Summer Camps 2023

Want happy campers? Registration is open for young scientists from first through sixth grade. Campers can discover exciting hands-on topics from toy making to space exploration, all while exploring our Planetarium, Outdoor Nature Lab, and other exhibits.

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& Updates

A group of Taiwanese students observing a globe.

Staff Promote and Teach The Lawrence’s Ocean Literacy Curriculum in Taiwan

An ongoing curricular project at The Lawrence improves students’ and educators’ understanding of the global impact the ocean’s health has on our planet.

Students from the YESS program are building solar suitcases.

Girls Build Solar Generators for International Schools with The Lawrence

Youth Engaged in STEM Service (YESS) is a four-year project that began in 2020 to develop and study the impact of two different science-focused summer camp experiences for black and brown teen girls in their communities.

A summer camp educator and a young boy examine a bird nest using magnifying glasses.

Big Give 2023 is for the Camp Scholarships Fund

Update, March 14: We are truly thankful to all those of you who contributed to our 2023 Big Give campaign. […]

Newly-Minted Grammy Winners Make Data Security Fun

A new video series created by The Lawrence Hall of Science, Tuff Pupil, uses animation and hip hop music to […]

Students analyze soil samples in the community

Youth Present to Joint Powers Authority on Local Lead Contamination Research Findings

On October 27, 2022, a group of young people presented the findings of their environmental quality research to the Alameda […]


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.

Teachers at a workshop sitting in at tables in groups working on policy.
A student is sitting at a desk and drawing with a ruler during a science activity.
Educational Organizations