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.
We are located at One Centennial Drive above the main UC Berkeley campus.
The Lawrence Hall of Science1 Centennial DriveBerkeley, CA 94720Google Map Campus Map
UC Berkeley runs shuttle buses Monday through Friday from the Berkeley BART station to the main campus, and from the main campus to The Lawrence. Call 510-642-5149 or 510-643-5708, or see Bear Transit Hill Line Schedule (Route “H”) for details.
The #65 bus runs hourly on weekdays from the downtown Berkeley BART station to The Lawrence. For more information, please visit the Bay Area Traveler Guide at 511 or call “511” from any local area code to ask about AC Transit.
To find out whether or not there are any scheduled road closures in the city of Berkeley, click here.
On weekdays between 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Centennial Drive may be reduced to one lane, between Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Stadium Rim Way, to accommodate construction activity.
Centennial Drive from Memorial Stadium will be closed for Cal football game days and Commencement.
We have plenty of paid parking available. The parking lots are administered by UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation. Parking machines take exact cash or credit cards and rates are:
The University of California self-pay machines do not give change.
Before leaving your car, note your license plate number; the parking machines will ask for your license plate number. You will receive a receipt at the machine, but you do not need to return to your car to display the receipt. Please do not leave valuables in your car.
PayByPhone appPay-by-Phone service is available.
Check the current weather and the view from The Lawrence on The View cam.
While the Bay View Cafe is closed, you can purchase a selection of snacks and drinks at The Lawrence Discovery Store.
Discover awesome toys, books, science kits, and so much more at The Lawrence Discovery Store! Bring a piece of the science center experience home with you to continue exploring, investigating, and inventing.
Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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$4 + Admission
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