The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Animal Discovery Zone
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
We’ll bring our 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.
Welcome to The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center.
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.
Celebrate women and girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math on International Women’s Day!
Join Lawrence On-The-Go and over 70 other organizations to explore rockets and beehives, robots and sharks, catapults and hearts, animation,…
Build a rocket, explore the cosmos, and on your way back, meet a chinchilla. 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.
Find out what’s showing
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!
Visit The Lawrence Discovery Store to get curated guides to great experiments, books and more.
Register for our 2024 summer camp season! These summer camp programs are organized into two-week sessions in order for learners to explore content more deeply, build a better sense of community among the participants, and fully enjoy all that the science center has to offer.
Sign up to hear about events, camps, classes and more!