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Future
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at play.

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At The Lawrence Hall of Science, discovery runs through everything we do. We foster scientific exploration with a focus on equitable learning experiences. Whether we’re designing curriculum, engaging learners, or empowering educators, we believe in the transformative power of learning made fun: when “ha ha” moments become “aha!” moments.

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The Lawrence Hall of Science is located at:
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

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Wednesday–Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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Your support allows us to strategically respond to current needs, and use our available resources to provide educational support for families, teachers, and communities in new ways during these unprecedented times. We remain committed to inspiring and activating diverse thinkers, inventors, and change makers to imagine and create an equitable and sustainable tomorrow. Join us as we inspire tomorrow.

Memberships

Now more than ever, our members sustain us! Become a member today to enjoy benefits like:

  • Early registration on Camps & Classes
  • 10% Discount at The Lawrence Discovery Store
  • Members’ Monthly eNewsletter with fun activities and engaging content
  • And more!

News
& Updates

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Rena's Ruminations

Back to “Normal”?

As The Lawrence prepares to reopen our indoor space to the public for the first time in 20 months, and […]

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In the News

Remembering Elizabeth Karplus

Betty dedicated her life to science and learning and was committed to engaging young people of all abilities in both.

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In the News

The Lawrence Reopens Halloween Weekend!

The Lawrence is excited to announce that after being closed for 19 months, we will reopen our doors starting Saturday, […]

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In the News

A Call for Artifacts for New Upcoming Exhibit

Share Your Story in Our Upcoming Exhibit! Do you have something to share? We want to show off your 2-D […]

In the News

The Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab

“Where Inspiration Grows” The Outdoor Nature Lab—under construction right now—will be the first new addition to The Lawrence in 20 […]

In the News

How is BEETLES Changing Outdoor Science Education?

Discover the long-term positive impact on the field of outdoor science education of the Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning, and Expertise Sharing (BEETLES) project in our latest research brief.

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Recognized for Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times

Congratulations to Emily Weiss, School Program Director at The Lawrence Hall of Science, honored by UC Berkeley for exceptional, innovative instruction during the pandemic.

In the News

Designing NGSS Assessments for Young Learners

Researchers at The Lawrence, in collaboration with WestEd and SRI International, are developing an approach to assessing science learning in first grade. Learn more about the Next Generation Science Assessments for Young Scientists.

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In the News

How To Train Your Robot

How To Train Your Robot by Blooma Goldberg, Ken Goldberg, and Ashley Chase, illustrated by D. Clegg (with support from […]

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In the News

UC Berkeley Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Dounda Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

UC Berkeley Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing the prize with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, […]

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In the News

BEETLES & BaySci Host Virtual Open Space Conference

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lawrence Hall of Science researchers and educators have felt gravely concerned about its […]

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COVID-19 pandemic could slash environmental, outdoor science education programs in half nationwide

For immediate release COVID-19 pandemic could slash environmental, outdoor science education programs in half nationwide Study finds 11 million children […]

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In the News

Supporting Learning at Home

May 1, 2020 Like many of our members and visitors, The Lawrence Hall of Science staff are working at home […]

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In the News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Lawrence Hall of Science is temporarily closed to the public due to the Bay Area Shelter-in-Place order to help […]

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A letter from our director on the extended closure.

On March 16, 2020, the Lawrence Hall of Science closed temporarily to visitors, based on guidance from health officials about […]

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In the News

The Learning Design Group & Partners Accept Grant to Support Educators

19 Sep2019 Media Contact:Suzanna Lopersjloper@berkeley.edu(510) 642-7771 September 18, 2019—Berkeley, CA: The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, […]

In the News

Artificial Intelligence Summer Camp with AI4ALL Is a Success

This August, the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) group, in partnership with the youth-serving […]

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Big Give

BIG THANKS!

BIG THANKS to everyone who donated during the Big Give on March 14, 2019! With your generous support, we raised […]

Amplify Science
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Amplify Science Earns “All-Green” Rating from EdReports

Lawrence Hall of Science Media ContactAdam FrostMarketing & Communications Specialist(510) 642-2226adamfrost@berkeley.edu March 13, 2019–Berkeley, CA—Amplify Science, a curriculum developed by […]

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Super Wolf Blood Moon Visible Across the Bay Area

This weekend, Bay Area residents have a prime opportunity to witness an exciting phenomenon. On Sunday, January 20th, a total […]

In the News

UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science Earns Recognition in Congress

14 Dec2018 UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, along with many educational institutions, researchers, and astronomers, has earned special congressional […]

Dr. France Córdova
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The Hall Welcomes NSF Director Dr. France Córdova

On November 5, the Hall hosted a special event featuring as its keynote speaker Dr. France Córdova, Director of the […]

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In the News

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

31 Oct2018 In celebration of our mutual 50th anniversaries, the Lawrence Hall of Science has partnered with the Oakland A’s […]

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In the News

The Hall’s Google Science Journal App Encourages Outdoor Explorations

19 Jun2018 Here at the Lawrence Hall of Science, we are committed to equitable access to science and knowledge. That […]

A child and an adult work together on a science project at an exhibit at The Lawrence.
In the News

NGSS In Practice: A Model Unit And Teacher Development

09 May2018 This project will be featured as part of the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM for ALL Video […]

1968-2018 The Lawrence Hall of Science University of California Berkeley 50 Years
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Thank You for Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary with Us!

May 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the Lawrence Hall of Science, established as part of UC Berkeley’s centennial celebration […]

Howtosmile
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Howtosmile.org Named a Top-100 Educational Website for 2018

We are proud to announce that howtosmile.org has been endorsed by Homeschool Base and the homeschooling community as one of […]

Two young people explore an exhibit at The Lawrence.
In the News

Solar Eclipse at the Hall

23 Aug2017 On the morning of August 21st, as millions of people across the country gathered to witness a partial […]

Marian Diamond
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Remembering Former Hall Director Dr. Marian Diamond

Image credit: Elena Zhukova The Lawrence Hall of Science community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. […]

In the News

Achieve Interns in the Ingenuity Lab

Each summer, as the Hall extends its open hours and welcomes hundreds of children for summer camps, an additional wave […]

Upcoming
Events

For
Visitors

Climb a DNA strand. Explore the cosmos.
Meet a chinchilla.

Our science center is a hub of fascination and discovery, with hands-on experiences designed to promote exploration. Want to stay a little longer? Don’t miss our camps, classes, and workshops!

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For
Educators

Educators help bring our work to life. Explore our resources and tools for educators in all settings—from classroom experiences to professional development.

Learn more about our programs for schools, including field trips, science festivals, and more!
School Programs
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Instructional Materials
Professional learning for teachers is every bit as important as students' learning. Discover our programs for K-12 teachers, informal and outdoor educators, and more!
Professional Support
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Events

For
Partners

As part of UC Berkeley, research is in our DNA. The Lawrence Hall of Science engages in best-in-class research. We collaborate with a variety of partners to design, implement, and scale effective and equitable learning experiences.

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