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.
Summer Camps run June 7th to August 6th, 2021.
The following policies help us allocate resources to provide the best experience for campers and families. Please read them carefully. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Need assistance with camp registration? Please contact the registration office at: email@example.com
Have questions about camp programs? Contact Joanna, Director of Camp and Youth Programs: firstname.lastname@example.org
We realize that planning for summer in these uncertain times is difficult. We also recognize that it can provide reassurance and stability for you to make careful plans for the future. As a parent, you may be looking to summer camp for the fun and inspiration it provides to your children, and to ensure that you can address summer childcare needs. With this in mind, we are putting our camps on sale and will offer full refunds on all camp purchases if camp is cancelled by The Lawrence or if you cancel by 5:00 p.m. at least 3 weeks before your camp session starts. Please note, refunds will be the only compensation provided if we determine that we cannot proceed with the camp program.
Feel free to email the Registration Office with any questions. Kindly allow one business day for staff to respond. Thank you for your patience!
Email: email@example.com (best way to reach us)
Beginning in 2016, the State of California has required that up-to-date immunization and tetanus records be submitted to The Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley for each registered camper attending in-person camps. Proof of immunization is not required for online camps.
For in-person camps, the proof of up-to-date immunization and tetanus documentation, as well as a completed health form in English, are required and must be submitted for each registered child, at least 3 weeks before the child’s first day of camp. Failure to provide proof of immunization will result in cancellation of camp enrollment, and no refund will be given.
To make this process quick and easy, we’ve enlisted the help of CampDoc.com— the leading electronic health and record system for camps. After you register for camp, you will receive an email from CampDoc.com with instructions on how to complete your child’s medical information. For the immunization record, a physician’s or a school’s immunization record is acceptable. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org as a “safe sender,” to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders.
The following policies help us allocate resources to provide the best experience for campers and families. Please read carefully. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Need assistance with camp registration? Contact the registration office at: email@example.com
Camp prices are as publicized on our website here. Members of The Lawrence Hall of Science will receive a Member’s discount on camp purchases. Become a Member of The Lawrence today to receive your discount!
Summer Science Camps at The Lawrence may be canceled for a full refund if requested in writing by 5:00 p.m. at least 3 weeks before your camp session start date. After this date, no refunds will be issued. Camp sessions may be transferred (pending space availability) until 3 weeks prior to the start of camp. After that date, no transfers will be allowed. If The Lawrence cancels the camps for any reason, you will receive a full refund. Please note: Refunds will be the only compensation provided if we determine that we can’t proceed with the camp program.
Due to health safety policies determined by public health authorities and UC Berkeley, we will not be able to offer extended care this summer.
Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch, two snacks, and a refillable water bottle full of water. Please do not bring peanut or tree-nut products, out of consideration for the safety of fellow campers with allergies. Please remind your campers to never share food or drink with other campers or staff.
Campers may visit exhibits, play games, partake in crafts, and participate in outdoor activities. Please send campers dressed appropriately and in layers, so they will be prepared for a range of activities in the Bay Area’s variable summer weather.
Our need-based financial aid provides opportunities for all young people to attend summer camps. These awards are allocated by The Lawrence Hall of Science Financial Aid Committee, based on requests and availability of funds. We are currently accepting applications for our 2021 Summer Camps at The Lawrence. To apply, click the link below.
Your donation to our Children’s Scholarship Fund will help us provide need-based financial assistance to youth participating in our in-person and online camps and programs. Join us in realizing a future in which every young person has access to engaging science-learning programs and opportunities to pursue paths in STEM. DONATE NOW.
Many camps fill up during the first few days, and sometimes even during the first few hours, so register early.
Those without computer access may call the Registration Office at 510-642-5134 for assistance. All registrations are processed through our online database.
Your email address is required and will become your account login. Please contact the Registration Office if you do not have an email address.
Camp descriptions list the entering grade level for your student for the coming school year.
Full payment for all programs is required at the time of registration. The Lawrence accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. Credit card payments will be processed securely online. Purchase orders cannot be accepted. Refunds are credited back to the charge card used to make the original purchase.
If you are not a Lawrence Member but would like to receive the Members’ priority enrollment and discount, please join online before registering for programs, or call the Membership Office at 510-642-1838. Memberships are not refundable in the event that the program in which you enrolled is canceled. Discover the benefits of membership.