From glowing microbes to geckos, our science center is where fascination runs wild. Our hands-on experiences are designed to inspire minds of all ages, immersing visitors in the thrill of exploration and the delight of discovery.

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Exhibits & Activities

Build a rocket, explore the cosmos, and on your way back, meet a snake. Whether you’re curious about robots, reptiles, or anything in between, you’ll find a spark for your inner scientist at The Lawrence.


Ready to go galaxy-hopping? Or map some constellations? Our innovative Planetarium, complete with a full-dome projection system, is your ticket to everything from the night sky to the farthest edges of the universe.

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3D Theater

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a larger-than-life science experience. Take a three-dimensional journey through underwater adventures, animal conservation stories, and more. Our films change seasonally so check back for what’s new!

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Discovery Store

Visit The Lawrence Discovery Store Online to get curated guides to great experiments, books and more.

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Camps & Classes

Design your own toys, be a marine biologist, dive into animation—and so much more. Our camps and classes are a community favorite, and with experiences for learners from pre-K to high school, there’s something for everyone.

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Become a Member

Engage with our community, enjoy free admission, and unique opportunities to do science.


Volunteers are vital to the Lawrence Hall of Science. By joining our volunteers, you can help expand the number of people we serve at The Lawrence and in the community. Share your expertise, energy and love of science with all ages, to make an impact on public understanding of science and inspire future scientists.