Daily: 10:00a.m.–5:00 p.m. excluding Select Holidays

Discovery Corner Toy & Book Store Shop online 24/7

Daily: 10:00a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Store in the Museum Lobby
Share the wonders of science by combining fun with quality education. Our hand-picked, unique toys are designed to spark scientific curiosity and engage inquisitive minds.


Daily: shows at 11:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Tickets at the Visitor Services Desk, shows in the Planetarium on A level
Explore space through a guided 20-minute Planetarium program. Questions and activities are part of the show! Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at Visitor Services.

National Geographic 3D Theater

Daily: see 3D movie showtimes
Tickets at the Visitor Services Desk, movies in the Auditorium on C level
Visualize science in the National Geographic 3D Theater, complete with surround sound, a large screen, and 3D films that take you on journeys around the world and into outer space. Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at Visitor Services.

Animal Discovery Room

Daily: 1:30–4:00 p.m.
Room 141 on C Level
Hold and touch gentle animals like guinea pigs, geckos, and turtles, and find out what our corn snakes like for dinner. Free with admission.

Ingenuity Lab

Daily: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
In Design Quest exhibit
Design, build, and test your own inventions with the help of UC Berkeley students. Free with admission.

Registration Office

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Room 121D across from the Auditorium on C Level
The Registration Office can answer your questions and help you register for camps, classes, and programs for schools. Call 510-642-5134 or swing by on your next visit to the Hall.

Grizzly Peak Cafe

Daily: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
On C Level
Enjoy a full menu of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and more.