The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Animal Discovery Zone
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Science On a Sphere (SOS)® is a three-dimensional video projection of our planet. This six-foot globe hovers in the air and displays stunning visual effects, like weather patterns, that are based on actual scientific data.
15-minute sphere show
Get ready for a partial solar eclipse on April 8! Learn about the science behind eclipses and why they happen in this interactive show.
Note: times & availability subject to change
Get an astronaut’s-eye-view of Earth’s surface—without leaving the ground—as it changes minute to minute, by the hour, through the seasons, and over the years!
Science On a Sphere® creates stunning visual animations from real planetary data, and displays them dynamically on a six-foot-diameter globe. This unique and captivating educational tool projects global data for Earth and other celestial bodies like Jupiter and the Moon. Suspended from the ceiling, the animated sphere seems to float in space—the way planets look to astronauts in space.
In Science On a Sphere, you can see:
The variety of available datasets about the land, ocean, atmosphere, and more help visitors of all ages understand complex environmental processes. These include climate change, plate tectonics, and natural hazards, all of which can affect everyone.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Explore Science On a Sphere at the The Lawrence, and visit sos.noaa.gov for more information.
Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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Explaining Eclipses – 12:00 & 4:00 p.m.Occasionally the Sun disappears from Earth’s daytime sky when its light is blocked by the Moon. This 15-minute Science On a Sphere demonstration, including kid-powered props, explores how solar eclipses occur and where and when you can see them.