The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
April 1 - 9 open daily
Bring your students to The Lawrence, or bring our inquiry-based 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.
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.
Want to learn more about the sun and use engineering to solve problems? Join us for a free Hands-on Solar Camp this summer!
This August, California announced groundbreaking plans to phase out the production of traditional gas-powered cars by 2035. Reports show that, with the right policies, it is technically and economically feasible. But state and local leaders have just over a decade to transition how Californians drive and fuel their vehicles. Join us at this month’s Midday Science Cafe to learn more. Featuring Priyanka Mohanty, Senior Research Analyst in the International Energy Group at Berkeley Lab and Ted Lamm, Senior Research Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.
This five-day, summer workshop covers the Complete Series of the ABE curriculum, including an introduction to micropipettes and gel electrophoresis, plasmid digestion, plasmid ligation, confirmation of digestion and ligation via electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, colony PCR, and protein purification.
Optical Illusions How do our eyes and brain work together to make sense of the world around us? Experiment and […]
Join us for our annual celebration and launch into your New Year’s festivities! You bring the holiday cheer, and we’ll bring the magic of confetti cannons! With several daily launches, you’ll be showered with joy and laughter as you close 2022.
Come explore the forces of physics—the basic principles that govern our physical world. Explore electricity and magnetism, optics and sound, even fluid dynamics. What will you discover about these forces as you experiment?
Enriching, fun, and engaging science activities featuring a range of topics across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!
Camps & Classes
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.
Exhibits & Activities