Saturday, June 10, 2017 to Sunday, September 10, 2017

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

Free for Members. 3D Films and Planetarium Show Tickets are $4.00.

Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Fun Days

Make This a Summer of Science Fun

Join us at the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer. Fly airships and try out a hover chair in our featured exhibit, Going Places; catch one (or both) of our two new 3D films, Incredible Predators and James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge; and get ready for the August 21st eclipse with an interactive Planetarium show.

Plus, join us every Sunday, June 10–August 27, and discover new and unique ways to engage with science. Learn more and check out this year’s schedule below.

The following exhibits will be open every day:

Sunday Fundays Schedule

All Sunday Fundays are free with your admission—and always free for Members!

Discover a new way to engage with science every week this summer at the Hall. Beginning on June 11, every Sunday this summer is a Sunday Funday, featuring special guests and hands-on activities. From ocean science to high-flying trapeze arts, join us for science fun every Sunday!

Big Bug Bonanza

June Sunday Fundays

Start your summer off right with hands-on scientific explorations at the Hall. Perform solar-powered experiments during Solar Science Day, work together with Dad or Mom to build a mini-helicopter in Vehicle Factory, and get to know real, giant insects during the Big Bug Bonanza.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m

Discover the science behind the most important source of energy on Earth, the Sun, through hands-on, solar-powered experiments and activities.

Visit the Hall’s Forces That Shape the Bay science park (weather permitting) to test the power of the Sun on UV beads, learn how you can use water to see the Sun, and much more.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Use a variety of recyclable materials, like paper and cups, to design, build, and test stomp rockets, paper airplanes, mini-helicopters, and other types of vehicles.

Work together with Dad or another partner and fix a broken stomp-rocket to learn what makes it work. Or experiment with a variety of designs to create a faster or more accurate paper plane.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Team up with others in the Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor science park for a guided bug hunt. Then, at 12:00 noon, join to meet and touch small bugs, spiky ones, and even giant ones as you learn about their environments and lifestyles.

Ice cream day

July Sunday Fundays

Every Sunday in July is an opportunity to do and see awe-inspiring science. Have a blast exploring the science behind some of the most mesmerizing phenomena in chemistry and physics, including pyrotechnics, acid-base reactions, and tesla coils.

Shows at 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m.

Get mesmerized by bright (and safe!) flames, flares, and explosions as you learn the science behind these fiery creations.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 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 nonpermanent) activity at home.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day by using chemistry to create your own frozen treat. Then enjoy the classic Bay Area taste of Fenton’s Ice Cream.

Shows at 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m.

Team up with others and explore the weird and wondrous world of electrical and physical phenomena. Watch our physics expert conduct a series of high-voltage experiments, including a hair-raising Tesla Coil demonstration.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Put your architecture skills to the test as you team up with others to build 2D and 3D structures. Start by learning the basics of engineering, then get hands-on with a variety of unique and recyclable materials to build bridges, a house, or anything your imagination desires.

Les Aerielles

August Sunday Fundays

End summer with a splash in the Science Regatta and our Ocean Explorations Funday. Plus, come and discover how our Sun, Moon, and Earth align to create eclipses, and get ready for the Great American Eclipse happening on August 21st.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

What makes a boat float? How can we make a boat move faster?

Experiment with different recyclable materials and build your own boat to find out. Design your boat and test it in the Hall’s Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor science park, then redesign your boat as you work towards the perfect nautical vessel.

Shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.

Bring your sunglasses and the whole family to watch a high-flying display of physics as Les Aerielles takes over the Hall’s C-level lawn.

Make sure to stop by the C-level lawn before each show and test your balancing skills with guided tightrope and stilts activities.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Get prepared for the August 21st solar eclipse by learning how eclipses are formed and everything you need to know to safely observe one.

Learn what makes an eclipse happen and have your Eclipse-related questions answered in a hands-on Planetarium show, take a look at the surface of the sun with a Sunspotter, and use the Hall’s classic Sunprint Kit® to make art using the power of the sun.

MEMBERS: Enjoy a special promotion today only. Receive 1 free pair of eclipse solar viewing glasses. Limit one per membership, while supplies last.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Step into the shoes of a real scientist aboard the E/V Nautilus research vessel with hands-on deep sea science and a live-stream from the ship.

Plus, make sure to stop by the OpenROV station to learn about underwater drones and how they are being used for science.

Enjoy Every Summer Funday for Free with a Hall Membership

A Hall membership is the perfect way to ensure that your children continue engaging with science and math all summer long. So purchase a membership online today!

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