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Join the Lawrence Hall of Science for a full year of science fun, or treat someone special to a gift membership. You’ll experience something new every time you visit. Engage with our community and enjoy free admission, discounts on events, classes, and camps, and unique opportunities to do science.

Why be a Member?

  • Membership pays for itself in as little as two visits
  • Experience programs designed by leaders in science education
  • Learn from friendly staff, UC Berkeley students, and volunteers who will spark your curiosity and imagination
  • Support innovative science education for your family and others
  • Be a part of UC Berkeley, the nation’s premier public university
  • Explore reciprocal museums locally and around the world
  • Save on camps, classes, parties and facility rentals

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Basic Membership

Membership has terrific benefits! We offer a variety of levels to serve individuals, families, and those with caregivers and frequent guests. Read about the benefits at the Basic Membership Levels.

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Premier Membership

Play a vital role in supporting STEM programs. Premier Members receive exclusive opportunities, UC Berkeley donor benefits, and recognition as leaders who inspire and foster the learning of science and math. More about Premier Membership Levels.

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Seniors age 62+, UC Berkeley affiliates, professional educators, and people with disabilities qualify for a discount of $10 off any level of membership. View eligibility details and more.

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Gift Membership

Give a gift that lasts for a full year and an education that lasts a lifetime.

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Reciprocal Admission Programs

As part of the Association of Science-Technology Centers’ (ASTC) Passport Program, members receive free or reduced reciprocal admission at museums around the world. Members at the Family Premium level and above also receive reciprocal benefits with the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) Reciprocal Program.

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Membership FAQ

Find the answers to many of your frequently asked questions about membership at the Lawrence Hall of Science.

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How to Join

There are many ways you can become a Member and start enjoying benefits today.

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Member Events

Exclusive Member events, promotions and activities are offered as part of your membership. See what events are coming up and check out pictures from other events.

Contact our Membership Department

Call 510-643-3849 or email the Hall's Membership Department.

Connect with Us

Read our latest e-newsletters and join our social networks.

Fine Print:

Memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase and are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Prices and benefits are subject to change at any time. Reciprocal admission benefits vary by institution and are also subject to change. Please check with the institution you wish to visit for current reciprocal benefits for your level of Hall membership.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported, in part, by your membership donation. Memberships are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.