The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
April 1 - 9 open daily
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.
What supplies would you bring with you on a trip to Mars, our most habitable neighboring planet? In this camp, young explorers will “blast off” into cutting-edge science and plan for the first human trip to “the Red Planet.” Together, we will investigate the prospect of sustaining life on the martian surface, separating science from science fiction. During this program, your camper will design and test systems for providing water, oxygen, and warmth, and will even build a model remote-controlled rover to collect samples from the planet’s surface. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Mars, learn how we can identify potentially habitable planets, and explore the engineering design process.
Session 1: June 5–16, 2023
Session 3: July 3–14, 2023 (Holiday Exclusion July 4)
Session 5: July 31–August 11, 2023
Still curious? Check out a sample daily schedule!