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.
April 1 - 9 open daily
Bring your students to The Lawrence, or bring our inquiry-based 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.
While the past year has been filled with challenges, we’re thankful we got to explore a new way of sharing science virtually, and we’re grateful for all the lessons we learned in the process.
Take a look at some of our favorite moments from The Lawrence at Home.
I’m writing to you both as the Director of The Lawrence Hall of Science and also the parent of two kids who are looking for things to do while they are stuck at home.
The Lawrence is closed right now to help keep our community healthy, but I’m here to remind you that fun and learning can happen everywhere, even at home! All we need is you!
Welcome to The Lawrence at Home! On this site we will be sharing fun things for you to do at home or outdoors. Kids and families can look forward to exploring, investigating, discovering and inventing through DIY projects, meeting animal friends, science demonstrations and shows, astronomy and nature walks – PLUS, ways for parents to connect with each other and us.
Bookmark this website for ongoing programs and activities, and watch our social media for scheduled events. See you online!
We are curating a selection of videos from our curricula and other educational programs for you, as well as all-new content from astronomy to kitchen science. Check out our YouTube playlist!
We have a number of award-winning educational apps available that have been downloaded more than 2 million times!
If you’re looking for engaging activities to do with your family, we have handpicked over 3,500 of the best math and science activities on the web at Howtosmile.org.
Want more hands-on science fun? Our online camps and classes offer the interactive science learning experience with our educators that you have come to expect from The Lawrence, all without leaving your home!
Science at Cal and The Lawrence Hall of Science have put together online resources to support access to COVID-19 information and online learning opportunities for youth and families during this crisis. We are pleased to share them with you, along with the news that The Lawrence is now the home of Science at Cal. We’re looking forward to collaborating closely together to share the work that UC Berkeley science, technology, engineering and mathematics researchers are conducting.
We’ll be posting and sharing activities, videos, and more every day to keep you and your family engaged. To get the latest content from The Lawrence at Home in your inbox and social media feeds, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.