Handle a snake, explore the stars, or mastermind and build an innovative contraption. There are plenty of activities to keep you engaged here when you’re not busy visiting our regular exhibits. Small kids should check out KidsLab, our multi-sensory play area, or our collection of thousands of wooden building blocks.
Explore the skies in our Planetarium, a 45-seat geodesic dome outfitted with a digital projection system. Our interactive programs explore space travel, constellations, planets and their moons, and our Solar System.
Visualize science in the 3-D Theater, complete with surround sound, a large screen, and 3-D films that take you on journeys around the world and into outer space.
Hold and touch gentle animals, and learn about the behavior and habitats of exotic species. You may even learn something new about yourself. Our staff can answer questions you have about the animals that live here.
Learn how engineers and scientists approach problems and discover new ways of doing things. In our lab you’ll work directly with Cal Engineering students to brainstorm ideas, build a prototype, and test your design as you work to solve a specific engineering challenge.
The Hall's plaza is the perfect place to break out your telescopes for a closer look at the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies. Bring your friends and family to stargaze at the Hall.