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Tap into a world of discovery at The Lawrence. Your membership is a gateway to hands-on science learning—and a gigaton of fun.

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Give the gift of one year of science, discovery, and fun!

Online ordering is currently unavailable. Please purchase memberships in person at our Visitor Services Desk.

A Lawrence Hall of Science membership is the gift that keeps on giving!

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“Every visit sparks their imagination around science. And honestly, I have just as much fun as my kids do.”

Member Cathy
Member Since 2001

Join us!

It’s elemental! Join The Lawrence for the FUNdamentals of science learning!

By joining The Lawrence, you show your family that science, technology, math, and engineering are important. When they visit, children build their STEM knowledge, experience-by-experience. From the two-year-old floating balls in a column of air to the high schooler attending one of our programs designed with UC Berkeley faculty, children of all ages can find fun, engaging, and meaningful experiences at The Lawrence. Inspiring and activating learners is what we have been doing for over 50 years. So please join us and activate the young people in your life!


It’s elemental! Join The Lawrence for the FUNdamentals of science learning! All membership levels include:

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Unlimited admission to The Lawrence for one year
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Priority registration for our summer camps, teen research programs, and classes
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10% discount at The Lawrence Discovery Store
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Invitations to members-only special events
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Free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC science centers and museums worldwide


Atomic Membership Levels

One adult named on a membership plan must be present for entrance to The Lawrence.

Helium Level

$80 per year

  • An individual adult membership
  • Admission for 2 persons per day (including the adult member)
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Carbon Level

$160 per year

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Oxygen Level

$240 per year

Premier Membership Levels

Berkelium and Lawrencium levels provide access for eight people daily, and the convenience of free planetarium shows and 3D film screenings. Premier Memberships also directly support our work creating exhibits, programs, and learning experiences and help us provide need-based financial assistance to youth participating in camps and programs.

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Berkelium Level

$500 per year

  • All Oxygen level benefits
  • BONUS: Free admission to the Planetarium and 3D Films, though tickets must be reserved.
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Lawrencium Level

$1000 per year

  • All the Berkelium level benefits
  • BONUS: Recognition and benefits of the UC Berkeley Charter Hill Society including invitations to exclusive campus events throughout the year

Fine Print:

Memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase and are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Member discounts on family programs are not retroactive, discounts apply for people whose membership is current at the time of the program purchase. Prices and benefits are subject to change at any time. Reciprocal admission benefits vary by institution and are also subject to change. Please check with the institution you wish to visit for current reciprocal benefits for your level of The Lawrence membership.

Memberships can be purchased online, in person or by phone at 510-642-1838.

Frequently Asked Questions

When I buy a membership, when can I begin to use it?

Your membership is valid from the time of purchase and may be used immediately.

How do I know when my membership expires?

A membership to the Lawrence Hall of Science is valid for one full year. As your expiration date nears, you will receive renewal notices from The Lawrence via mail and email.

Can my child have her or his own Member card?

No. Member cards are only issued to adults, age 18 or older, with valid ID.

Can I let my relatives or neighbors use my membership?

No. Memberships are nontransferable and can be used only by the individuals listed on the Member cards.

Do I need to show ID for admission?

To protect your membership, we do request proof of ID when you visit The Lawrence. Please make sure to have some form of ID on you when you come.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have questions not answered above, email the Membership Department or call us at 510-642-1838.