Do Science. In Your Community.


The Lawrence Hall of Science may be closer than you think! From Maker faires to community festivals, from family STEM nights to events at your local library, discover The Lawrence’s science enrichment programs right in your neighborhood and community. Interested in bringing The Lawrence On-The-Go outreach programs to your community? Contact Reyna Hamilton, Community Engagement and Outreach Manager at

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Lawrence on The Go van

The Lawrence On-The-Go

The Lawrence On-The-Go team engages youth, families and communities in high quality and meaningful STEM engagement opportunities. Through these activities, we aim to broaden participation by providing programs that are accessible, experiential, relevant and where people are—in their communities.

School Programs


Charging an electric car
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – Paving the Way: California’s Road to Vehicle Electrification

This August, California announced groundbreaking plans to phase out the production of traditional gas-powered cars by 2035. Reports show that, with the right policies, it is technically and economically feasible. But state and local leaders have just over a decade to transition how Californians drive and fuel their vehicles. Join us at this month’s Midday Science Cafe to learn more. Featuring Priyanka Mohanty, Senior Research Analyst in the International Energy Group at Berkeley Lab and Ted Lamm, Senior Research Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.

Logos that read: The Lawrence, Science at Cal, The Unity Council, and Dia de los Muertos Festival
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Día de los Muertos Festival

Experience hands-on science in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood with Science at Cal and The Lawrence On-The-Go team in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The 27th annual Dia de los Muertos Festival will take place on Sunday, October 30th from 10 am to 5 pm on International Blvd between Fruitvale Avenue and 42nd Avenue.

Three bats are hanging upside down from a tree limb
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Science at Cal – ¡Los genomas revelan los secretos mejor guardados de los murciélagos!

Con más de 1400 especies, los murciélagos poseen adaptaciones únicas entre los mamíferos, como una longevidad inusual, una respuesta inmune extraordinaria y son los únicos mamíferos con la habilidad de volar. Al estudiar los genomas de más de 36 especies de murciélagos, los científicos han encontrado evidencia de cómo estas adaptaciones han contribuido a una inmunidad y longevidad extraordinaria. Una de estas científicas, Dra. Diana D. Moreno Santillán de UC Berkeley Dept. of Integrative Biology, descubrirá estos nuevos secretos sobre los murciélagos en este espeluznante Caminos de la Ciencia el 25 de octubre.

Get In Touch

Have questions about our community programs? We’d love to speak to you.

Reyna Hamilton
Community Engagement and Outreach Manager