The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Bring your students to The Lawrence, or bring our inquiry-based science programs to you.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
We advance environmental literacy and justice through STEM learning in formal and informal education systems.
We advance policies, systems, and high-quality instructional materials to prioritize science teaching and learning.
We transform public engagement with global issues and the scientific concepts that underpin those issues.
We transform STEM learning and career pathways to reimagine science discovery and innovation.
We conduct research in aid of developing new products and programs (our own and others), to tighten the research-practice cycle, and to ensure broadening participation through learning how to break down systemic barriers and inequities in STEM education.
We build and maintain mutually beneficial, deep and meaningful partnerships and collaborations that achieve shared goals. Our partnerships range from informal collaborations to formal business agreements and focus on design, implementation, research and/or dissemination activities.
We inspire and engage through science discovery and learning. These efforts would simply hold no value without honoring the diverse perspectives, knowledge, and experiences of the communities with which we aim to partner. It is imperative that we, as a member of the STEM community, cultivate and advance equity — in our work environment; in our programs, products, and services; and in our community partnerships.
Through intentional design processes, we create compelling instructional sequences and enable all students to inhabit the role of a scientist and successfully use science to solve real world problems. By supporting students’ scientific habits of mind, our curriculum develops young citizens who are curious, skeptical, evidence-based thinkers capable of making decisions that improve their own lives and the lives of those in their communities.