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.
Temporarily closed for new projectors and software installation
Our live and interactive planetarium programs will return soon with state-of-the-art visualization software.
Search the Sky
Videos brought to you by The Lawrence Planetarium at UC Berkeley, hosted by John Erickson, the Director of the Planetarium.
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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See What’s Happening Today
Today’s Schedule >
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!