Science Programs in Your Community

Community Events

We are a proud supporter of many science-related community activities. Check out these great events where the Hall participates in the Bay Area and beyond, and have fun doing science.

Inventor's Lab

Inventor's Lab, Vallejo

The Inventor's Lab is a mobile program based in Vallejo, bringing the best of the Lawrence Hall of Science to Solano County. Children and their families engage with science and engineering through engineering challenges where they create their own prototypes and test and rebuild their designs at the Lab and throughout the county. Find the next program near you.


See me at Maker Faire!

Maker Faire

The Hall will joins hundreds of Makers from all around the world at “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” At the Hall's booth guests can build hydraulic systems, test prototypes that push the limits of design, and play MaKey Makey and Scratch-powered games.


Girl running with Kite

White House Easter Egg Roll

For five years in a row, the Lawrence Hall of Science will has brought a hands-on science activity to the White House Easter Egg Roll. Staff from the Hall join volunteers from AAAS, ASTC, and the White House to design paper-bag kites which demonstrate movement. In the spirit of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign, thousands of families enjoy this activity on the South Lawn.


Bay Area Science Festival

This 10-day festival features a wide range of science and technology activities (lectures, debates, exhibitions, concerts, plays, workshops, etc.) at a variety of locations throughout the Bay Area, including the Lawrence Hall of Science.

East Bay Mini Maker Faire

At the 2013 East Bay Mini Maker Faire, the Hall joined with Makers from all over the East Bay to celebrate learning and doing. At our booth guests could ride the virtual bike simulator, which was created by teen interns in our maker space, Tech Hive.

BAEER Fair 2013Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair

Coordinated by the Lawrence Hall of Science, the BAEER Fair promotes the magnificent ecological resources available in the Bay Area. Visit 75 Bay Area organizations exhibiting together to discover the latest in classroom materials, environmental education programs, and field trip sites. Participate in workshops taught by dynamic educators. The event is designed to provide learning and networking opportunities for teachers, environmental advocates, community educators, and families all concerned about the environment we share.