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Science Today

Every day, scientists make discoveries that reshape our perspective of the world. There is a lot of fascinating scientific research in progress right now—here at UC Berkeley, in the Bay Area, and all over the world.

Science Today


Imagine and discover a world you can’t see! Nano is an interactive exhibit that engages family audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of nanoscience and engineering, introduce real-world applications, and explore the societal and ethical implications of this growing technology.

Science On a Sphere

Science On a Sphere (SOS) is a three-dimensional video projection of our planet. This six-foot globe hovers in the air and displays stunning visual effects, like weather patterns, that are based on actual scientific data.


Take a fascinating tour of the planets and the moons that orbit them. Identify constellations and find out more about the universe.

Get Inspired

Experience your place in the universe in our digital planetarium. Get a 360-degree view of the Earth’s ocean and atmosphere on an illuminated six-foot globe. Step outside to take in a view of the entire Bay Area.

Be a Scientist

Measure your height in nanometers, find out what geckos have to do with modern technology, and get up to speed on recent discoveries in nanotechnology. Look for patterns in real-time data at our Science On a Sphere. Simulate techniques used by NASA missions like Kepler in our Planetarium.

Build a Better World

Science never stops evolving. Even the way we think about science is something that changes over time. The tremendous value of inquiry is that it gives us the ability to tackle unanswered questions from a fresh perspective.