The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley’s public science center and a destination for science fun for more than 40 years. Come visit our featured and ongoing exhibits—and explore science by doing science.
Tinker with unexpected materials, design wind turbines, and tell your story with stop-motion in select elements from the Design Quest exhibit.
Feb. 7–May 3, 2015
Feel like you're at a Formula One racetrack as you learn about the science, engineering, and finesse involved in racing a 1,400 pound car at over 200 miles per hour.
Opens May 23, 2015
Explore the innovations and inventions that were once considered only possible in film and literature.
Visit our animals—including iguanas, chinchillas, and the insect zoo—and find out how they have adapted to their environments. Learn what they eat, where they live, and how they move.
Find out what scientists at UC Berkeley and around the world are working on—right now. View nanoparticles under an electron microscope, and watch climate change unfold in real time via a 3-D digital projection of the Earth.
Team up with Cal Engineering students to tackle a design challenge—a bridge, kinetic sculpture, scribbling machine—then build a prototype and test it. Wooden blocks and a gravity wall keep young designers busy.
Stargaze in our planetarium, or climb through an 18-foot granite sunstone that tracks the position of the Earth in space. Observe actual weather patterns and city lights on a six-foot-diameter, 3-D digital projection of our planet.
Stack and connect massive foam blocks and shapes. Crawl through a kaleidoscope, assemble a track on the gravity wall, or scale the back of a life-sized model fin whale.
Experience small-scale versions of the geologic forces that have shaped the Bay Area. Control the water flow from the simulated Sierra Nevada, set erosion in motion at our hands-on erosion tables, and check out the Bay with powerful telescopes.
Enjoy math games from all over the world. Try a hexagonal board game from Denmark, a 4,000-year-old Chinese number puzzle, a pattern game from the Congo, and more.
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