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.
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.
Update, March 14: We are truly thankful to all those of you who contributed to our 2023 Big Give campaign. […]
A new video series created by The Lawrence Hall of Science, Tuff Pupil, uses animation and hip hop music to […]
On October 27, 2022, a group of young people presented the findings of their environmental quality research to the Alameda […]
As 2022 comes to a close, we celebrate our work, engaging people with the power of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to inspire tomorrow.
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.
Meet UC Berkeley & Berkeley Lab STEM leaders in “A Look in the Lab”, a Spanish video series hosted by […]
“I can’t believe my family is doing science together!” exclaimed a Park Middle Schooler. The student attended the Vaccine Learning […]
A new version of the DIY Sun Science App from UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science is now available. July, […]
Summer is here, and with it some exciting new opportunities to explore and discover at The Lawrence! Join us for […]
Beginning Tuesday, May 10, The Lawrence Hall of Science will be participating in the annual National Science Foundation (NSF) “STEM […]
Lawrence Hall of Science visitors and staff are very accustomed to the sound of excited children exploring science. On April […]
Joel Sartore is a world-renowned National Geographic photographer and founder of the National Geographic Photo Ark. On Tuesday, April 26, Sartore will visit The Lawrence and speak about his compelling photography at a benefit event.
A Big Thanks to all of you who responded when we asked you to make a difference in a young […]
February 8, 2022, Berkeley, California– Millions of children have missed out on enriching outdoor science education experiences since the start […]
Curriculum materials designed for Next Generation Science Standards show promise A gold-standard independent study led by the nonprofit research, development, […]
The Lawrence Hall of Science has created a set of sample menus for best practices in outdoor learning, thanks to […]
Betty dedicated her life to science and learning and was committed to engaging young people of all abilities in both.
The Lawrence is excited to announce that after being closed for 19 months, we will reopen our doors starting Saturday, […]
Share Your Story in Our Upcoming Exhibit! Do you have something to share? We want to show off your 2-D […]
“Where Inspiration Grows” The Outdoor Nature Lab—under construction right now—will be the first new addition to The Lawrence in 20 […]
Discover the long-term positive impact on the field of outdoor science education of the Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing (BEETLES) project in our latest research brief.
Congratulations to Emily Weiss, School Program Director at The Lawrence Hall of Science, honored by UC Berkeley for exceptional, innovative instruction during the pandemic.
Researchers at The Lawrence, in collaboration with WestEd and SRI International, are developing an approach to assessing science learning in first grade. Learn more about the Next Generation Science Assessments for Young Scientists.
How To Train Your Robot by Blooma Goldberg, Ken Goldberg, and Ashley Chase, illustrated by D. Clegg (with support from […]
UC Berkeley Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing the prize with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, […]
Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lawrence Hall of Science researchers and educators have felt gravely concerned about its […]
For immediate release June 10, 2020 Study finds 11 million children at risk of losing access to the educational and […]
Like many of our members and visitors, The Lawrence Hall of Science staff are working at home under California’s shelter-in-place […]