The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
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.
As part of the University of California, Berkeley, The Lawrence benefits from cutting-edge work and research. Our Teen Research Programs are developed in collaboration with campus departments and enable access to people, labs, and experiences that are unique to UC Berkeley. Teens will benefit from the science content as well as from connecting with others. Meeting graduate students and faculty who are doing real-time research at the university level, and hearing their personal narratives, provides an inspiring, empowering experience and creates pathways for the next generation.
The Lawrence is dedicated to providing access to youth of all backgrounds and offers financial aid to families who otherwise lack the resources to participate. If you or someone you know is in need and would like to participate in our camp programs, please do not register today; instead, submit a Financial Aid Application here, and await registration instructions. The last chance to submit a Financial Aid application is midnight, January 31, 2022. Awardees will be notified by February 2nd and then registration for awardees will be open until February 14th, 2022.
The Financial Aid application has closed. Awardees will be notified by February 2nd and then registration for awardees will be open until February 14th, 2022.
We use CampDoc, an electronic health record system, to securely collect information about participants. CampDoc is designed to protect your child’s privacy, while alerting us to details such as allergies, medical needs, and other matters that might affect your teen’s participation in activities. The information you provide will help us to safely support your children.
For multiple reasons, we do not recommend that participants be registered for programs designed for grade levels other than their own. If you believe there are extenuating circumstances concerning your teen, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your situation and your request.
The Lawrence Hall of Science is now open to the general public. It will remain open throughout the time during which we conduct summer Teen Research programs.
Yes. Parents and guardians will have an opportunity prior to the beginning of the session to give permission for teens to sign themselves out at the end of the day.
Due to rising costs, we unfortunately had to eliminate discounts to Members. Instead, Members now receive priority registration for the camp as well as early information on dates they want, ahead of general public registration. If you have questions regarding membership, please email us at email@example.com. To purchase or renew a membership, please go here. Thank you for your support.
If you still have any other questions related to registration, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the health and safety of everyone on campus, the University of California treats K-12 students including campers and interns, the same as students attending the University. Per the SARS-CoV Vaccination Policy, all campers will be required to complete the COVID vaccine program for which they are eligible, prior to attending the first day of the camp or program for which they registered. Proof of vaccination for all eligible students is required, and should be uploaded, along with other health records, into the minor’s campdoc file. In the event your camper is not eligible for vaccination, or not fully vaccinated due to age when starting camp (under 5 or recently received first vaccine), please include that information in your campdoc file by uploading a document stating that your child is not eligible to be fully vaccinated.
While we strongly encourage everyone to participate in vaccination, we recognize that there may be medical or religious reasons to defer vaccination. Exemptions are possible, and are reviewed according to procedures developed by the University of California Student Health Service.
Exemption Policy and Forms
Become a Lawrence Hall of Science member to receive priority registration for Teen Research Programs!
We have prepared a fantastic lineup of camp offerings! These summer camp programs are organized into two-week sessions in order for learners to explore content more deeply, build a better sense of community among the participants, and fully enjoy all that the science center has to offer.
Summer Camps >
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