Field Trips

Wednesday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

A field trip to The Lawrence gives your students new and exciting ways to engage with science! Make your field trip experience unique by exploring our hands-on exhibits at our science center in Berkeley.

Students building bridges for a science project.

Exhibit Experience

Explore our hands-on exhibits, meet Pheena the Fin Whale on our plaza, and enjoy our Ingenuity Challenges 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.

What’s included:

  • Admission for students and adult chaperones
  • Orientation with The Lawrence staff
  • Self-guided exploration of all The Lawrence exhibits


Pricing (for schools and non-profit organizations):

  • $10 per student
  • 1 chaperone per 4 students admitted free
  • $10 per extra adult


  • Minimum of 12 students
  • At least 1 adult chaperone per 7 students

3D Film

People watching a science film in the 3D theater wearing 3D glasses

Give your experience a boost by seeing a film in our 3D Theater. Choose from a 25-minute or 40-minute show.

What’s Included:


  • $5 per student
  • $5 per additional adult


A child and an adult look up at the night sky

For a deeper experience, add a Planetarium show to your visit. Shows are 30 minutes long and can accommodate up to 36 students plus their chaperones (a max limit of 45 people total viewing the show).

What’s Included:

Times Available for School Groups:

  • 10:15 -10:45 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.


  • $5 per student
  • $5 per additional adult

Seeking Transportation Scholarships?

Schools from the 9 Bay Area counties may be eligible for Transportation Funds from the Environmental Volunteers, Excursion Grants from Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, or free BART tickets through Yoots.


Request a Field Trip to The Lawrence now! Use this form to fill out your preferences and one of our Registration Specialists will contact you shortly.

Field Trip

Supplement your field trip experience with one of our in-depth add-on experiences. Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.

A Lawrence educator holds a turtle while children observe the animal

Animal Investigations

Available Wednesday & Thursday, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
$4 per student
(32 student maximum, Grades K-12, through Dec. 16)

Join us for an up close and personal investigation of one of our live animals! Students will use their senses to make observations and ask questions to learn more about the animal’s habitat, behaviors, adaptations & more! This inquiry-based program is designed to cater to learners’ curiosity and a variety of topics can be discussed based on what students are interested in. The featured animal depends on availability and will most likely be a turtle, lizard or snake.

two children examine wildlflowers with hand lenses

Nature Investigations

Available Wednesday & Thursday
(weather permitting for the scavenger hunt)
$4 per student, Grades 2-6
Group size: one session of up to 45 students
or 2 sessions of up to 35 each
-If one session: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
-If two sessions: 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

& 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Explore our brand new Outdoor Nature Lab! Climb our stump stairs, observe birds and wildlife from one of our observation decks, walk amongst pollinators as they zip by your head, and practice using our observational tools. Students will follow a self-guided scavenger hunt to further immerse themselves in the natural world. After exploring outdoors, they will see the 3D film “Backyard Wilderness” at 12:00 noon.  Let your students get outside and learn how to appreciate nature in all outdoor settings, from the forest to the schoolyard!

The Nature Investigations Add-On will be available starting January 11, 2023.