The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed December 24 & 25
We’ll bring our 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.
A new exhibit at The Lawrence aims to demystify the latest technology and engage visitors’ curiosity about how AI works.
Join us for an enriching winter break filled with science, exploration, and fun! Camps are available for grades 1–5. Registration now open!
Because we know what engages children, we’ve put together a list of science kits, books, crafts, and more that make excellent gifts or stocking stuffers.
On Saturday, October 21, visitors and members were among the first to experience the new Animal Discovery Zone!
For nearly 50 years, kids and families have used Sunprint paper to flex their creativity, capturing everything from leaves to action figures in signature white and blue images.
On Saturday, October 14, a partial eclipse will be visible across a large swath of the country, including right here in the Bay Area!
Picture a school gymnasium, except instead of kids playing dodgeball, it’s filled with the sights and sounds of discovery. The gym is transformed into a miniature science center!
What’s it like to pilot a robotic rover on another planet? What would it take to design and build a…
As summer turns to fall, The Lawrence has big plans to keep the science fun going. Join us throughout this…
In the year since it opened, thousands of visitors have explored nature in our backyard, searching for birds, learning about pollinators, and so much more. This week we’re looking back at what’s changed and what we’ve learned together, and looking forward to new experiences and ways to discover the wonders of the outdoors in the future.
Thanks to a generous donation and a new museum exhibition, a piece of The Lawrence has made it all the…
In our latest exhibition, nurture your inner musician as you discover the math of music and the science of sound.
The Lawrence will conduct a first-of-its-kind landscape study to assess the state of environmental instruction and education across California.
The ADZ team works hard to care for the many mammals, reptiles, and other critters in our animal colony. Soon, both staff and visitors alike will have more room to work with thanks to exciting renovations happening right now!
When you hear “artificial intelligence” (AI), the first thing that probably comes to mind are popular generative programs like ChatGPT…
From June 10 through August 12, join us every Saturday for fun-filled events featuring special guests and new activities.
Deep in the bowels of The Lawrence Hall of Science is a place where few visitors have set foot. As…
Have you ever designed and built your own miniature roller coaster using recycled materials? How about experimenting with hydraulics? Young…
Want happy campers? Registration is open for young scientists from first through sixth grade to explore hands-on science.
A new project by The Lawrence and its partners, funded by a $1.29 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, aims to center Ohlone culture, using mixed reality technology to create immersive science experiences.
UPDATED: The Lawrence Hall of Science stirred some science “egg-citement” when it returned to the White House Easter “EGGucation” Roll…
An ongoing curricular project at The Lawrence improves students’ and educators’ understanding of the global impact the ocean’s health has on our planet.
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.