Arguing in the Classroom? A Toolkit for Science Learning

Argumentation in the classroom

The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science has developed a collection of resources to help teachers to better understand and implement scientific argumentation in their classrooms. Learn more about the importance of argumentation skills to not just science but all learning.

Bay View Cafe Spotlight: Starter Bakery

Kouign Amann pastry

The Lawrence Hall of Science has a new cafe, serving coffee, grab-and-go snacks and meals, and fresh pastries. Learn more about Starter Bakery, one of the local vendors that our Bay View Cafe has partnered with to bring our visitors great products.

Hall Apps Reach 1 Million Downloads

Hall Apps Reach 1 Million Downloads

Lawrence Hall of Science educational apps have reached a major milestone on the Apple App Store. Since 2012, when our first apps went live, they have now cumulatively been downloaded over 1 million times! Learn more about our apps and how they were developed.

New Program Teaches Coding With Satellite Experiments

ISS nanosatellites

The Lawrence Hall of Science has received a National Science Foundation grant for a program for students to learn computer coding and develop experiments using real nano-satellites in low-Earth orbit. Learn more about the Nano-satellites and East Bay Area Rocket Scientists (NEARS) program.

Behind the Scenes of Our New Featured Exhibit

This season, the Lawrence Hall of Science has a new featured exhibit called Super Cells. This interactive experience examines the science behind stem cells. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the installation of this exhibit.

Stimulate Your Mind with Books

Discovery Corner Toy and Bookstore

The Discovery Corner Store has an excellent selection of science and math books for all ages. Learn about some of our newest offerings, and how we decide which books to sell in our store!

Volunteer Spotlight: A Special Birthday at the Hall

Dedicated Hall volunteers Rica Azarcon and her husband, Eric, with her parents

Volunteers and other members of our community are some of the best advocates for the Lawrence Hall of Science. Learn the story of Rica Azarcon and her husband, Eric, two very dedicated Hall volunteers.

"Our Ocean, Our Health": Creating a Sea Change in Ocean Literacy

Sea Change: Our Ocean, Our Health

Last week, Sea Change launched its European campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the ocean. The organization is funded by the European Union and was inspired, in part, by the work of the U.S. Ocean Literacy Campaign, which has been co-led by the Hall. Associate Director Craig Strang serves on Sea Change's International Advisory Group.