Events

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

Events

A student looks through a microscope

Amgen Biotech Experience: Complete Series Teacher Workshop-June 2023

06/12/2023–06/16/2023

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.

A scientist looks through a microscope

Amgen Biotech Experience: Abridged Series Teacher Workshop

01/21/2023–01/22/2023

This two-day, weekend workshop for high school teachers covers the Abridged Series of the ABE curriculum, including an introduction to micropipettes and gel electrophoresis, plasmid digestion, confirmation of digestion via electrophoresis, and bacterial transformation.

Dr. Nia Imara

We Love the Light: A talk by astrophysicist and artist Nia Imara

12/03/2022
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Join our partner Justice Outside for a cosmic journey and a lecture by artist, astrophysicist, and professor of astronomy, Dr. Nia Imara. In We Love the Light, Imara will lead us on a dynamic, light-filled exploration of the universe. She will tell a story of how we live on a small, rocky planet orbiting an ordinary star, which is just one of the billions of stars flying around in the Milky Way—which, in turn, is one of the countless galaxies that have been speeding away from each other for the past 14 billion years. It is a story about how our relationship to the cosmos and to one another can be understood by standing at the unique vantage point at the crossroads of art and science. It is a story of how light is fundamental to life.

Charging an electric car

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

11/17/2022
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.

a boy looks in wonder at a cloud of vapor produced by dry ice

Happy Creepy Halloween

10/30/2022
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual Halloween celebration, featuring creepy crawly critters, flying pumpkins, and more!

Logos that read: The Lawrence, Science at Cal, The Unity Council, and Dia de los Muertos Festival

Día de los Muertos Festival

10/30/2022
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Experience hands-on science in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood with Science at Cal and The Lawrence On-The-Go team in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. The 27th annual Dia de los Muertos Festival will take place on Sunday, October 30th from 10 am to 5 pm on International Blvd between Fruitvale Avenue and 42nd Avenue.

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.