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

Member Cathy
Member Since 2001

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

By joining The Lawrence, you are telling your family that science, technology, math, and engineering are important. When they visit The Lawrence, the children in your life are building 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 camps or classes designed in collaboration 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!


Elements of belonging:

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Unlimited admission to The Lawrence
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A Members-Only newsletter each month, filled with activities and links to fun, engaging content
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Priority registration for our Summer camps and classes
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10% discount at The Lawrence Discovery Store
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Invitations to Members-Only special events; “Bring a Friend” days
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Free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC science centers and museums worldwide


Atomic Membership Levels

Helium Level
$80 per year

  • All the benefits above
  • 1 personalized adult Member card
  • Admission for a total of 2 persons per day (must include at least one named adult)

Carbon Level
$160 per year

  • All the benefits above
  • Up to 2 personalized adult Member cards
  • Admission for a total of 6 persons per day (must include at least one named adult)
  • 50% off admission at over 200 children’s museums through the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network

Oxygen Level
$270 per year

  • All the benefits above
  • Up to 4 personalized adult Member cards
  • Admission for a total of 8 persons per day (must include at least one named adult)
  • 50% off admission at over 200 children’s museums through the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network. Note: Due to local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, many museums are altering their operations or are fully closed to the public. Before you go, please check the museum’s website for information on hours, virtual programs, and more.

Premier Membership Levels

Berkelium and Lawrencium membership levels 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.

Berkelium Level
$500 per year

  • All the essential benefits
  • Up to 4 personalized adult member cards
  • Admission for a total of 8 people per day
  • 50% off admission at over 200 children’s museums through the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network

Lawrencium Level
$1000 per year

  • All the Berkelium level benefits
  • 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

I had a membership that expired during the closure. Am I still receiving Member benefits?

Starting on October 30, you will need to rejoin to continue to enjoy Member benefits. We sincerely thank you for being a Member of The Lawrence this past year! We truly appreciate your ongoing support. Over the past year and a half, we have tried to give you as much value as possible for your membership with virtual events, The Lawrence at Home videos, discounts, priority registration for Summer Camps, and unlimited access to our Summer Fundays on our plaza. 

Now more than ever, our Members are a vital part of The Lawrence family. We depend on memberships, contributions, and earned revenue to make possible our exhibits and programs; to help us serve schools and the broader community; and to design new approaches to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. You, our valued Members, are essential to helping us continue this transformative work during these challenging times. We truly could not have made it through these past 18 months without you! Thank you!


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.