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


A student looks through a microscope

Amgen Biotech Experience: Complete Series Teacher Workshop-June 2023


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.

Students are participating in a science activity at Solar Camp

Free Hands-on Solar Camp


Want to learn more about the sun and use engineering to solve problems? Join us for a free Hands-on Solar Camp this summer!

Charging an electric car

Science at Cal – Paving the Way: California’s Road to Vehicle Electrification

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

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.

Lawrence on The Go van

North Bay Science Discovery Day

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Optical Illusions How do our eyes and brain work together to make sense of the world around us? Experiment and […]

A group gathers to celebrate new years with falling confetti

2022 Grand Finale


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.

A child is participating in an activity in a physics exhibit at The Lawrence

Phenomenal Physics

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

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?

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.