Hall Annual Closure

The Hall is taking a short break, September 6–27. Read about our temporary closure and discover ways to enjoy science around the Bay Area. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on September 28.



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.