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.
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.
Friday–Sunday, 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
C-level, Learning Lab “F”
With our international colony of teaching animals—from chinchillas to box turtles—you can learn about animal behavior and habitats. Our knowledgeable staff will introduce you to our wonderful creatures and share fun stories and interesting facts about them.
The Animal Discovery Zone has limited hours while we revitalize this beloved space. Our transformation will provide updated habitats for our animals, an expanded animal care facility, new activities, and more opportunities to connect. Learn more about our renovation.
If the room isn’t open on the day you visit, you can still meet one of our Animal Ambassadors (check the daily schedule when you arrive for the time of this experience).
Frogs & Toads
Behind-the-Scenes at The Animal Discovery Room
Meet Alondra Blandon, our Animal Discovery Room manager, and get a behind the scenes tour.
We’re reimagining our animal programs for the next generation of young scientists! Learn more about what’s coming and how you can make a difference.
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Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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