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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.

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What’s New
At The Lawrence

What’s New
At The Lawrence

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11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

The Lawrence Carnival

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11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

2024 Summer Science Games

Exhibits & Activities

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.

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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 to get curated guides to great experiments, books and more.

Children on the DNA Sculpture on the plaza at The Lawrence

Summer Camps

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.

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