The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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.
Tap into a world of discovery at The Lawrence. Your membership is a gateway to hands-on science learning—and a gigaton of fun.
Online ordering is unavailable today, May 3, 2023. Please purchase memberships in person at our Visitor Services Desk.
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“Every visit sparks their imagination around science. And honestly, I have just as much fun as my kids do.”
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!
All members receive these elements for belonging:
One adult named on a membership plan must be present for entrance to The Lawrence.
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.
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.
Your membership is valid from the time of purchase and may be used immediately.
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.
No. Member cards are only issued to adults, age 18 or older, with valid ID.
No. Memberships are nontransferable and can be used only by the individuals listed on the Member cards.
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.
If you have questions not answered above, email the Membership Department or call us at 510-642-1838.