Plan Your Visit

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

Our building is over 50 years old and does not have air conditioning. On hot days, some exhibit spaces may be closed, including the Animal Discovery Zone and Planetarium.

General Admission: $20
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We encourage you to reserve tickets in advance.

While masks are not required indoors, we encourage visitors to wear a mask to help us keep our youngest future scientists healthy!

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.

Online purchasing is temporarily unavailable. Please purchase tickets in person at our Visitor Services Desk.


Open Daily
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Animal Discovery Zone
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA
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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: $5 + Admission
3D Theater: $5 + Admission

Food & Drink

Grab cold snacks and drinks from our Discovery Store, or bring your own meal. Seating is available in our lunchroom or the picnic tables outside in Forces That Shape the Bay or the Outdoor Nature Lab.

The Lawrence Discovery Store

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, enjoy a selection of snacks and drinks.

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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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Science is for Everyone

At The Lawrence, everyone is welcome. We offer several programs and opportunities for science enthusiasts—and future science enthusiasts—to explore, discover, and invent when they might not have the resources to participate.

Ways to Get in the Door

Ways to Attend Summer Programs

Free Ways to Bring Science Home