Events from the Hall

On top of all the learning and fun we offer every day, events are even more great reasons to visit Lawrence Hall of science all year and become a Hall member. Bring your family, friends, and students to our maker events, special exhibit happenings, holiday science parties, trips to other UC Berkeley locales and much more.

Hall Events

Family enjoying the Forces that Shape the Bay exhibit

Summer Fun Weeks 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016 to Friday, August 12, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us every day during summer and explore different aspects of STEM through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits that change weekly. Experiment with chemistry, meet giant bugs, get an astronaut's-eye-view of the cosmos, and much more.

Solar system image

Fun in the Sun, sponsored by Sungevity

Saturday, June 25, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Experience a day of hands-on family activities, outdoor fun, and science—all energized by the Solar System's powerhouse, the Sun!

Boy investigating a bug at the Hall

Big Bug Bonanza with

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Meet and touch small bugs, spiky ones, and even giant ones as you learn about their environments and lifestyles with the help of

Mother and daughter with hand-made ice cream on Hall plaza

Ice Cream Day with Fenton's Creamery

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Use chemistry to mix cream and sugar, and create your own handmade ice cream, then enjoy the classic Bay Area taste of Fenton's Ice Cream.

Astronaut in space

Astronomy Day

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Discover your inner astronaut with interactive Planetarium shows, tours of Earth and beyond in Science On a Sphere®, and experimentation with our rover "make station."

Trapeze Artist with ribbon on the Hall lawn

Trapeze Arts with Les Aerielles Troupe

Saturday, July 23, 2016

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Watch a high-flying display of physics as Les Aerielles Troupe takes over the Hall's back yard. Bring the whole family to enjoy this outdoor event.

BEST Robotics team

Tensegrity Robots with BEST Robotics

Friday, August 5, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Meet students from Alice Agogino's NASA-funded tensegrity research team at UC Berkeley as they present a live demonstration of their shape-shifting robot.

Children experimenting with fizzy, foamy science

Fizzy, Foamy Science

Friday, August 12, 2016

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Use vinegar, pigment, and baking soda to bring your own works of art to life. Learn to make fizzy paint and re-create this fun (and non-permanent) activity at home.

Member Events

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Join our ongoing Lawrence Hall of Science Families Meetup Group and get insider announcements and access to Member activities, benefits, and opportunities to connect with others. All Member events are posted on the Meetup site. Get connected and involved!

Other Events

Inspiring the Future, Together. Art, science, and culture ignite a lifelong thirst for learning at the Museums of Berkeley

Museums of Berkeley

The Lawrence Hall of Science is one of five public museums at UC Berkeley. Learn more about the programs, collections, and culture you can experience at Berkeley's museums.

Community Events

Boy running with a kite he made at the White House Easter Egg Roll event

White House Easter Egg Roll

Monday, March 28, 2016

We are greatly honored to be returning, for the sixth year in a row, to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, on March 28, 2016. We will be delivering a science-focused activity to the families in attendance. Learn how you can do the same activity at home!

The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley

Check back soon for more Community Events

Watch this space to learn about great events where the Hall participates in the Bay Area and beyond. Events such as the White House Easter Egg Roll, Maker Faire, Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair, Bay Area Science Festival, and more. Click through for links and more information.

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