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.
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We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
As summer turns to fall, The Lawrence has big plans to keep the science fun going. Join us throughout this season for exciting events ranging from returning favorites to new ways to engage with science, music, and more. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for one of our Lawrence On-The-Go vans as we bring hands-on science to a community event near you.
This fall’s events forge connections between our featured exhibition, Making Music: Math and Science Out Loud and our diverse Bay Area community. Other events include our annual Halloween celebration and scientific happenings like an upcoming solar eclipse viewing. On-The-Go events bring our signature hands-on science activities to communities that may need access to our programs and exhibits.
On-The-Go: Science at Stockmen’s ParkSaturday, August 26, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.Stockmen’s Park, LivermoreFree
Explore everyday science at Science@Stockmen’s Park, a free monthly outdoor event for children ages three and up, teens, and adults. The Lawrence On-The-Go will bring our hands-on “Falling, Floating, Flying” activity. Design and build a floating or flying machine, then test how far it flies in our portable wind tunnel!
Fall Equinox Family Lunch + Learn with Dr. Bryan MendezSaturday, September 23, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.At The LawrenceFree with admission
Bring your lunch and picnic outside next to our Sun Stones II exhibit, a sculpture offering unique viewing opportunities of a variety of astronomical events and phenomena. Planetarium Director Dr. Bryan Mendez will give a family-friendly talk about the seasons and the equinox, including movement and storytelling. Then, observe the equinox with Sun Stones II at 1:03 p.m.
Los Cenzontles PerformanceSaturday, September 30, 12:30 p.m.At The LawrenceFree with admission
Join us to celebrate Mexican music and culture featuring Los Cenzontles, a Bay Area-based arts academy and band that amplifies Mexican American culture through education, performance, and production. Los Cenzontles will perform music, teach visitors about various musical instruments, and discuss how music relates to immigrant traditions, cultural identity, and more.
Five Dollar DaySunday, October 8, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.At The Lawrence$5 admission
Visit The Lawrence and enjoy all the hands-on science we offer for just $5 per person. $5 Days are part of our efforts to increase access to our programs for all.
Eclipse Viewing PartySaturday, October 14, 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.At The LawrenceFree with admission
On October 14, an annular solar eclipse will be visible across the United States. The Lawrence will have eclipse glasses for sale leading up to and during the eclipse. Join us for a viewing party and an exploration of how eclipses occur!
Creepy, Happy HalloweenSaturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.At The LawrenceFree with admission
Our annual Halloween party is back! Visitors wearing a costume can get free tickets to 3D films or Planetarium shows. Plus, meet creepy crawly critters in our Animal Discovery Zone, and learn to make pumpkins fly in our catapult activity. Members can decorate their own glow-in-the-dark pumpkins in our Member Lounge.
Check out the full schedule of events and mark your calendar for a sensational spring!
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