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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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Visit Us

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


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

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What’s New

Teen Volunteers

Apply to join our talented team of teen volunteers! Become an integral part of what we do and help facilitate science learning in the museum. Volunteers will meet new people and develop important job skills.

Apply by March 4 >

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.

Sign up now >

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& Updates

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 […]

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2022 Highlights Reel

As 2022 comes to a close, we celebrate our work, engaging people with the power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to inspire tomorrow.

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Claudia A. Bustos Joins The Lawrence as Executive Director of Public Engagement

The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center, has hired Claudia A. Bustos to be the new Executive Director for Public Engagement.

Un Vistazo al Laboratorio

Science at Cal – Un Vistazo al Laboratorio Video Series

Meet UC Berkeley & Berkeley Lab STEM leaders in “A Look in the Lab”, a Spanish video series hosted by […]

Families learning about vaccines at a community engagement event

Communities for Immunity: The Vaccine Learning Hub

“I can’t believe my family is doing science together!” exclaimed a Park Middle Schooler. The student attended the Vaccine Learning […]


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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Learning Activities
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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Educational Organizations