Science Programs in Your Community

Community Events

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

Upcoming Events

See me at Maker Faire!

Maker Faire

Saturday and Sunday, May 17–18, 2014
San Mateo County Events Center

The Hall will join 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 pushed the limits of design, and play MaKey Makey and Scratch-powered games.


Past Events

Bay Area Science Festival

October 24–November 2, 2013

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. Check out how the events we were part of in 2013.

2013 East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Sunday, October 20, 2013
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Park Day School, Oakland

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.

Girl running with Kite

2013 White House Easter Egg Roll—Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!

For the fourth time, the Lawrence Hall of Science brought hands-on science activities to the White House Easter Egg Roll. Staff from the Hall joined with volunteers from AAAS, ASTC, and the White House to design paper-bag kites and bunny copters which demonstrate movement. In the spirit of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign, thousands of families enjoyed these activities on the South Lawn.


BAEER Fair 2013Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair

Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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.