The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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.
Daily shows at 11:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
$4 + Admission
Our live and interactive planetarium programs will return with two shows, Imagine the Sky Tonight and Mission to the Red Planet.
Mars, our neighboring planet, is both a familiar and alien world that has intrigued us for eons. Join us for an exploration of its landscape, history, and mysteries that today’s scientists are trying to solve. We’ll review the history of global missions to Mars – landers, flybys, orbiters and rovers…and learn how to locate Mars in our own night sky.
Learn how to find constellations in the night sky! This interactive show gives you a preview of tonight’s actual Bay Area skies, and what you’ll find where. What stories do the stars tell us and how do they look different around the galaxy? Blast off with us!
Over 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water. Join us on an exploration of our planet’s ocean. This interactive program will showcase our current understandings of the ocean and the deepest mysteries of our blue planet.
All of our programs are live and interactive, packed with exploration, activities, and questions.
Access + Comfort
This innovative audiovisual experience is brought to you by our uniquely-sourced components.
Our programming is active in 220+ planetariums worldwide
Thoughtfully crafted and developed by the Planetarium Activities for Student Success (PASS) project
Built in 1973, ours was the very first participatory planetarium. Instead of a lecture-style experience, visitors are invited to engage and actively explore the cosmos.
Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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Videos brought to you by The Lawrence Planetarium at UC Berkeley, hosted by John Erickson, the Director of the Planetarium.
We are installing new state-of-the-art space visualization software and projectors in our planetarium. We will offer space shows once this is complete later in January. In the meantime, we are using the dome for a Biotech Adventure!