The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed December 24 & 25
We’ll bring our 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.
Shows at 11:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Planetarium Pilots: Included with Admission; Shows: $4 + Admission
Explore the solar system and beyond in our Planetarium! Join us for our live interactive shows for guided exploration of topics like constellations, missions to other planets, and more. Or drop in between shows for Planetarium Pilots, a self-guided experience where you control the dome and choose where to explore!
Appropriate for all ages! (Some small children may not yet be confident about sitting in a very dark space.)
Closed July 4
$4 + Admission
Discover what you can see in the night sky during the winter months in our updated seasonal show! Follow your star map and explore planets, constellations, and more from different cultural perspectives and traditions.
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 your way around the sky! This interactive show gives you a preview of tonight’s actual Bay Area skies. You’ll discover the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and the Galaxy. We’ll explore traditions about celestial objects from many different cultures. Get ready for a constellation of fun!
Included with Admission
Go on a self-guided tour of the universe in this all-new Planetarium experience! Drop in between Planetarium shows to control the dome and choose which planets, moons, and more to explore. Learn all about space from Planetarium voice overs as you fly around the universe!
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
View our open access materials for planets, moons, and prehistoric monuments from our Planetarium Activities for Successful Shows
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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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!