The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
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.
“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 […]
The Lawrence Hall of Science is temporarily closed to the public due to the Bay Area Shelter-in-Place order to help […]
On March 16, 2020, the Lawrence Hall of Science closed temporarily to visitors, based on guidance from health officials about […]
Media Contact:Suzanna Lopersjloper@berkeley.edu(510) 642-7771 September 18, 2019—Berkeley, CA: The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, the University […]
This August, the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) group, in partnership with the youth-serving […]
BIG THANKS to everyone who donated during the Big Give on March 14, 2019! With your generous support, we raised […]
Lawrence Hall of Science Media ContactAdam FrostMarketing & Communications Specialist(510) firstname.lastname@example.org March 13, 2019–Berkeley, CA—Amplify Science, a curriculum developed by […]
This weekend, Bay Area residents have a prime opportunity to witness an exciting phenomenon. On Sunday, January 20th, a total […]
UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, along with many educational institutions, researchers, and astronomers, has earned special congressional recognition for […]