Plan Your Visit

We encourage visitors and members to reserve tickets online. Tickets are sold by entry time and there are a limited number of tickets available per hour. Reserving online guarantees your spot. 

For free passes, reciprocal discounts, Museums for All, and Blue Star Museums, instead of reserving tickets, simply come to the museum with the pass or appropriate proof of discount status.

While masks are no longer required indoors, we strongly encourage all visitors to wear a mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Help us keep our youngest future scientists healthy!

The Animal Discovery Zone is temporarily closed, and will reopen later this fall.


Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA
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Visitor Guide

Visitor Guide Fall 2023


Adults & children ages 3+: $20
Children 2 & under: FREE
Members: FREE (Learn more)

UC Berkeley students & staff: FREE
Museums for All: FREE (Learn more)
Active-Duty Military: FREE (Learn more)

Planetarium: $4 + Admission
3D Theater: $4 + Admission

The Lawrence Discovery Store

Open during regular museum hours.

Stop by the store during your visit to shop for toys, science kits, and more! Plus, while our cafe is closed, enjoy a selection of snacks and drinks.

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The Lawrence Discovery Store
children climbing on DNA sculpture

Transportation & Parking

We have plenty of paid parking available. The parking lots are administered by UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation.

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View of the sunset at The Lawrence


All of our facilities are accessible to visitors with disabilities. If there is anything we can do to make your visit easier, please let us know.

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