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.
Explore nature in our backyard in this all-new outdoor experience at The Lawrence! Begin a journey of discovery in nature that you can follow wherever your curiosity takes you. From nature journaling to binoculars, you will learn about skills and tools that you can use to observe nature anywhere there is a patch of green.
Grab one of our self-guided scavenger hunts to get a taste of everything the Outdoor Nature Lab has to offer! Explore nature, make your own observations about local flora and fauna, and more. You can even take your scavenger hunt home with you upon completion.
If you are looking for a more in-depth experience with one of our educators, facilitated activities are available! Step up to one of our state-of-the-art high definition spotting scopes and learn from our staff how they work and what you can use them for when making nature observations. Plus, participate in a guided exploration of nature artifacts ranging from sticks and leaves to bark beetle galleries and more. Practice asking questions and making observations about the natural world around you.
The Outdoor Nature Lab is named in honor of Robert & Elizabeth Karplus. Learn more about their legacy and connection to UC Berkeley and The Lawrence Hall of Science.
Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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