The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
BIG THANKS to everyone who donated during the Big Give on March 14, 2019! With your generous support, we raised $54,883, surpassing our goal of raising $50,000 in our 50th year. We can’t wait to share how we’ll be using these funds to advance our important work.
The Lawrence Hall of Science opened to the public in May 1968. Today it continues to lead the field as one of the country’s only science centers that is part of a top-tier, public research university. The BIG GIVE, UC Berkeley’s campus-wide, 24-hour fundraising event, provided the perfect opportunity to invest in the future by supporting the Lawrence Hall of Science and celebrating UC Berkeley research, innovation, and dedication to excellence.
The Hall is both grounded in history and devoted to pushing the edges of science education. From the first public access computer lab to the development of new digital engineering internships, we have been an innovator in our field for half a century. Our dedication to research and innovation in the field of science education has paid off by fostering scientific literacy for all and inspiring millions of young people to pursue careers in science, engineering, education, and technology.
Read below to discover how moments at the Hall helped inspire scientific learning from a young age for Dan, Michelle, and Ken.
Moments of discovery are an everyday occurrence at the Hall.
Moments of inspiration also happen every day at the Hall.
Fascination is sparked and lifelong pursuits often begin at the Hall.
Everything we do here at the Hall is about shaping tomorrow’s thinkers, inventors, and change-makers. As we look forward to 50 more years of great moments, your support is critical to helping us empower educators and inspire learners of all ages and backgrounds. Your Big Give donation will support the Hall as we develop programs, exhibits, curricula, and more—to motivate the next generation of scientists and inventors who will change the world!
We have BIG plans to improve our space and advance our work. We invite you to be a part of inspiring tomorrow at the Lawrence Hall of Science while we thank you for your patronage and support throughout our first 50 years.
Science starts at the Lawrence Hall of Science, and with your support, there’s no telling how far we can go.