Bay Area & Beyond

Making Music Exhibit: Two youth are exploring math and music

Making Music

Music means many things to many people, but at its core, all music is built on the same scientific and mathematic principles. In our latest exhibition, nurture your inner musician as you discover the math of music and the science of sound. The exhibition features a variety of instruments and other music-making tools that will help visitors uncover the science behind musical melodies, harmonies, beats, and more.

two children examine wildlflowers with hand lenses

Outdoor Nature Lab

From the native vegetation to a range of guided and self-driven experiences, the Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab provides a unique space where all visitors will make close observations of, and deepen their connection with, the natural environment.

Five children digging in sand in the Forces that Shape the Bay exhibit

Forces That Shape the Bay

Step into our interactive, outdoor science park to learn how water erosion, earthquakes, weather, and other geologic forces have worked together to create the Bay Area landscape.

A view of the text panels and display cases in the Ernest O. Lawrence exhibit.

Ernest O. Lawrence

Explore the scientific discoveries and innovations of The Lawrence’s namesake, Ernest Orlando Lawrence. His invention of the first cyclotron earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939, the first UC Berkeley scientist to win the prize in any discipline.