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.
The Lawrence is reopening outdoors this summer!Starting Memorial Day weekend, join us Thursdays through Sundays for Summer Fundays at The Lawrence.
While our building is closed to the public, we continue to advance our mission and to provide inspiring and engaging science-learning experiences. In fact, we are hard at work designing new approaches to fostering hands-on, interactive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences that can be done in a manner consistent with social distancing guidelines in your home, community, and outdoors.
Exciting facilities upgrades are under way, including: rewiring the building to improve connectivity; refreshing our public spaces with new flooring, paint, signage, and furniture; designing and developing new exhibits and activities—including a new Outdoor Nature Lab on our classroom level; plus a few even more exciting surprises! The extended closure will allow us to complete these projects efficiently and to undertake several ambitious projects that have been under consideration for some years. We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to a fully refreshed, exciting facility once the public health crisis has passed.
We’re excited to welcome back our Members and friends with a whole summer full of exploration, discovery, and fun. Although our main building is closed to visitors, join us Thursdays through Sundays outdoors on our scenic plaza for some of your favorite, engaging, hands-on activities from The Lawrence.
Visit our Lawrence at Home page to find engaging activities, live streams, and other resources for you and your family. You can have fun with science from the comfort of home!
Enriching, fun, and engaging science activities in-person or all completely online!
An expanded set of home science kits and other engaging products are available at our online store.
Visit our Membership page for the latest updates on benefits and programs.
We continue to work closely with many schools and districts but are not taking field trip reservations or offering in-person outreach programs. However, we are busy creating engaging online programs for schools to support distance learning.
We are not currently accepting inquiries or reservations for renting the science center for private events.
Throughout our closure we’ll be sending out regular updates on new programs, progress of our renovations, and more. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter for the latest news.
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A new exhibit at The Lawrence aims to demystify the latest technology and engage visitors’ curiosity about how AI works.
Because we know what engages children, we’ve put together a list of science kits, books, crafts, and more that make excellent gifts or stocking stuffers.
On Saturday, October 21, visitors and members were among the first to experience the new Animal Discovery Zone!
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