On top of all the learning and fun we offer every day, events are even more great reasons to visit Lawrence Hall of science all year and become a member of The Lawrence. Bring your family, friends, and students to our maker events, special exhibit happenings, holiday science parties, trips to other UC Berkeley locales and much more. Find more science events on our community page.

Children on the DNA Sculpture on the plaza at The Lawrence


Dra. Francesca Burgos Bravo

Science at Cal – Mover objetos diminutos con luz: no solo un sueño de la ciencia ficción

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Si diriges un haz de luz a la mano, no se siente mucho, salvo un poco de calor. Pero si diriges ese mismo haz de luz hacia partículas microscópicas, la luz se convierte en una herramienta realmente poderosa capaz de capturar y mover objetos. Pareciera que al hablar de manipulación de objetos mediante la luz se está haciendo referencia a alguna escena de ciencia ficción, pero no lo es. En esta charla Dra. Francesca Burgos Bravo hablará sobre los inicios de la manipulación óptica de partículas y cómo se ha convertido en una herramienta fundamental para estudiar procesos biológicos.

Dr. Rachel Woods-Robinson

Science at Cal – Alchemy in the 21st Century: New materials to combat the energy crisis

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

As scientists continuously hunt for novel approaches to combat our energy crisis, the field of materials science has secured a spot in the fight, furthering our understanding of the properties and applications of matter. “Materials discovery” is at the heart of this research. Featuring Dr. Rachel Woods-Robinson from UC Berkeley and Dr. Matthew K Horton from Berkeley Lab.

A collage of a diverse group of faces

Science at Cal – Detecting Disinformation and Deep Fakes

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

In this lecture, Dr. Hany Farid will discuss the online disinformation landscape and what interventions are available. He will also provide an overview of how deep fakes are created, how they are being used and misused, and if and how they can be distinguished from reality.

Science at Cal - The Lawrence - Berkeley Lab

Oakland First Fridays

5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

This month’s First Fridays theme is “Family Fun,” and Science at Cal, The Lawrence On-The-Go, and Berkeley Lab are coming prepared with their most engaging and fun science activities to make First Fridays a go for the whole family!

girl playing pinball

Summer Funday: Get Your Game On!

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Join us for a celebration of the science and math of games!

Four people walking in a snowy landscape

Science at Cal – La guía microbiana para viajar al futuro

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Por 3500 millones de años organismos vivos diminutos llamados microbios han transformado el planeta. Hoy tenemos mejor ciencia para estudiar sus poderosas propiedades. Se prevé que nuestro conocimiento sobre los microbios va a influir notablemente en nuestra dieta, nuestra salud, nuestra industria y la resiliencia de ecosistemas enteros en el futuro cercano. De hecho, estamos descubriendo nuevos microbios cada día y necesitaremos su ayuda para tener una vida mejor. Durante esta presentación, la Dra. Patricia Valdespino nos dará un vistazo al futuro con la ayuda de los microbios que ella estudia.

Investigate and Engage

Enriching, fun, and engaging science activities featuring a range of topics across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!

Explore The Lawrence

Discover something new, spark your imagination, and get hands-on, feet-on and brain-on when you visit our exhibits for all ages. Explore science by doing science.