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.
Combine reading, art, and science with Science at Cal and The Lawrence On-The-Go in Downtown Berkeley at the Bay Area Book Festival’s Free Outdoor Fair. Visit our booth where you’ll get to meet UC Berkeley scientists from the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Integrative Biology. And make your own bookmark as you learn about iridescence!
The Bay Area Book Festival is a world-class literary extravaganza taking place each year over two days in Downtown Berkeley. The Outdoor Fair, a wonderland of literary vendors, kids’ activities, and family fun, is totally free, and all of their other programming—250-300 authors on 15 stages—is accessible with one $15 pass.
Learn about color, light and reflection while creating your own iridescent bookmark. Create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Explore how rainbow colors are created and find out how thin films can reflect light in special ways!
Kaimin JiaPostdoctoral ResearcherDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Di GuPhD CandidateDepartment of Chemistry
Ana CarneiroPhD CandidateDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Signe WhitePostdoctoral ResearcherDepartment of Integrative Biology
For more information visit Bay Area Book Festival.
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