Past.
Present.

Future
scientists
at play.

There are many
perspectives in science.
What’s yours?

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.

Visit Us

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

Hours

Join us Halloween weekend to celebrate our reopening! Check out new exhibits and some old favorites as we welcome back Members and friends. Save the date: October 30th! We are looking forward to seeing you!

Support Us

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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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, […]

Drawing of the Community Connections exhibit at The Lawrence
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 […]

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
Check out our calendar of events specifically for educators.
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.

Research
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Policy
Community