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Invest in tomorrow. Help us engage and inspire the next generation of thinkers, inventors, and change-makers. Your giving makes a difference in everything we do!

Make a Donation and Invest in Tomorrow

For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been inspiring tomorrow through innovative and engaging learning experiences focused on new frontiers of science. Today, these frontiers include fields that most could not even imagine at our founding in 1968, such as biotechnology, climate science, and artificial intelligence. Making STEM accessible to all is a priority at The Lawrence. We design learning materials and programs that reach millions of youth worldwide. Your giving makes a difference in virtually everything we do—in the Bay Area, across the nation, and around the globe.

Opportunities

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Annual Fund

Help us sustain and elevate our mission. Gifts to this fund support the public science center, new science discovery and learning initiatives and experiences, and immediate and critical needs across all programs.

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Animal Discovery Zone Fund

Help us to reimagine learning encounters with live animals, as we redesign our beloved Animal Discovery Room.

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Biotechnology Learning Lab Fund

Inspire and prepare the next generation of citizens and scientists for the world of possibilities that biotechnology offers.

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Children’s Scholarship Fund

Connect diverse children with STEM learning through need-based scholarships.

Expanding Restroom Access at The Lawrence

Help us improve our visitor experience as we build a new restroom on our main level.

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Global Issues Fund and the Future of Food

Support the design, development, and operations of the Global Issues exhibition space and related educational exhibits, programs, curricula, and professional learning programs focused on STEM issues with global implications.

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The Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab Fund

Support this rich and inclusive learning environment combining innovative outdoor learning experiences with renowned environmental education activities and professional learning programs.

Mail in Your Donation
Prefer to mail in a donation? Please make your check payable to UC Berkeley Foundation and send it to:

The Lawrence Hall of Science
Development Department
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

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Donor-Advised Funds and Charitable Giving Programs
Please visit your donor-advised/charitable giving fund website or contact your fund manager to submit your gift recommendation.

Matching Gifts
Many organizations will generously match employee contributions, which multiplies the impact of your personal giving. Please check with your employer to see if they have a corporate matching gift program. 

Planned Giving
Your legacy gift may enable you to support The Lawrence more than you thought possible, while at the same time allowing you to achieve your financial, philanthropic, and estate-planning goals.

Stocks and Securities
We encourage donors to transfer gifts of publicly-traded securities to one of the UC Berkeley Foundation’s brokerage accounts.

For more information, or to make a gift, contact us at: develop@berkeley.edu.

Tax Information 

The Lawrence Hall of Science is a unit of the University of California, Berkeley, a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are accepted through either the UC Berkeley Foundation 94-6090626, or UC Regents 94-6002123. If you do not know which Tax ID number to use, please contact UC Berkeley Gift Services at 510-643-9789.