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.
The Lawrence Hall of Science has been empowering educators with tools to improve science learning for decades. With a focus on inclusion and hands-on learning, we develop resources of all kinds: curricula, educational tools, and professional learning opportunities.
Join UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science for part 1 of our District Leaders as Science Champions series! Learn why having the right instructional materials…
Don’t miss part 2 of our District Leaders as Science Champions series with UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science! We’ll highlight six essential moves district…
Science is a critical subject in elementary school because it helps to develop students’ critical thinking skills, encourages curiosity and creativity, and promotes scientific literacy….
Explore our hands-on exhibits and meet Pheena the Fin Whale on our plaza when you visit The Lawrence on an Exhibit Experience. You’ll tour our exhibits at your own pace, letting your group take the lead to investigate what interests them.
Dynamic demonstrations and lots of audience participation will excite your students about science. Assemblies are an excellent way to expose curious minds to concepts that can be reinforced in the classroom or expanded on with follow-up activities. Programs are well-suited to multiple grades or even the entire school, from 40 to 300 attendees per show.
Investigate, experiment, and problem solve, as you explore our festivals’ 10–12 tabletop stations, which feature mobile exhibits designed by The Lawrence. Festivals are great for groups of 40–150 at your site.
We offer a variety of outstanding inquiry-based science and mathematics professional learning options that exemplify sound teaching strategies and are researched to address the needs of all learners.
The Lawrence Hall of Science provides a variety of instructional materials to help students learn and explore the world of science.
View our selection of STEM activities with guides for you to use at home, in school, or at your science museum.
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are based on the premise that the purpose of learning science is to help students understand the natural world, solve problems, improve their lives and communities, and make the world a better place. Environmental Literacy is deeply embedded throughout NGSS and should be deeply embedded throughout your science curriculum, too!
May 10, 2021
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.
March 11, 2021
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.
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