The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Open extra days Thanksgiving week!
Monday, 11/22 and Tuesday, 11/23
Closed Thursday, 11/25
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
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.
The Lawrence Hall of Science is located at:1 Centennial DriveBerkeley, CA 94720
Wednesday–Sunday10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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.
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As The Lawrence prepares to reopen our indoor space to the public for the first time in 20 months, and […]
Betty dedicated her life to science and learning and was committed to engaging young people of all abilities in both.
The Lawrence is excited to announce that after being closed for 19 months, we will reopen our doors starting Saturday, […]
Share Your Story in Our Upcoming Exhibit! Do you have something to share? We want to show off your 2-D […]
“Where Inspiration Grows” The Outdoor Nature Lab—under construction right now—will be the first new addition to The Lawrence in 20 […]
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.
Congratulations to Emily Weiss, School Program Director at The Lawrence Hall of Science, honored by UC Berkeley for exceptional, innovative instruction during the pandemic.
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.
How To Train Your Robot by Blooma Goldberg, Ken Goldberg, and Ashley Chase, illustrated by D. Clegg (with support from […]
UC Berkeley Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing the prize with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, […]
Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lawrence Hall of Science researchers and educators have felt gravely concerned about its […]
For immediate release COVID-19 pandemic could slash environmental, outdoor science education programs in half nationwide Study finds 11 million children […]
May 1, 2020 Like many of our members and visitors, The Lawrence Hall of Science staff are working at home […]
The Lawrence Hall of Science is temporarily closed to the public due to the Bay Area Shelter-in-Place order to help […]
On March 16, 2020, the Lawrence Hall of Science closed temporarily to visitors, based on guidance from health officials about […]
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, […]
This August, the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) group, in partnership with the youth-serving […]
BIG THANKS to everyone who donated during the Big Give on March 14, 2019! With your generous support, we raised […]
Lawrence Hall of Science Media ContactAdam FrostMarketing & Communications Specialist(510) firstname.lastname@example.org March 13, 2019–Berkeley, CA—Amplify Science, a curriculum developed by […]
This weekend, Bay Area residents have a prime opportunity to witness an exciting phenomenon. On Sunday, January 20th, a total […]
14 Dec2018 UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, along with many educational institutions, researchers, and astronomers, has earned special congressional […]
On November 5, the Hall hosted a special event featuring as its keynote speaker Dr. France Córdova, Director of the […]
31 Oct2018 In celebration of our mutual 50th anniversaries, the Lawrence Hall of Science has partnered with the Oakland A’s […]
19 Jun2018 Here at the Lawrence Hall of Science, we are committed to equitable access to science and knowledge. That […]
09 May2018 This project will be featured as part of the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM for ALL Video […]
May 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the Lawrence Hall of Science, established as part of UC Berkeley’s centennial celebration […]
We are proud to announce that howtosmile.org has been endorsed by Homeschool Base and the homeschooling community as one of […]
23 Aug2017 On the morning of August 21st, as millions of people across the country gathered to witness a partial […]
Image credit: Elena Zhukova The Lawrence Hall of Science community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. […]
Each summer, as the Hall extends its open hours and welcomes hundreds of children for summer camps, an additional wave […]
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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Educators help bring our work to life. Explore our resources and tools for educators in all settings—from classroom experiences to professional development.
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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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