We design learning
experiences that build
a brighter tomorrow

Our Mission

To inspire and engage through science, discovery, and learning in ways that advance equity and opportunity.

Our Initiatives

In Schools

1 in 5 students nationwide uses learning tools developed by The Lawrence Hall of Science. Our curricula and programs help schools flourish in science education, from implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), to bringing live science experiences to classrooms. To enrich educators, we offer professional development programs and college-level resources.

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At Our Science Center

A UC Berkeley institution, our science center is the hub of our education research and development. It’s also where those insights come to life for our visitors. From camps to classes, chinchillas to circuits, each experience at The Lawrence Hall of Science is designed to encourage exploration and enhance STEM learning.

Around the World

Our educational efforts extend far beyond our walls, reaching over 12 million people each year. Our out-of-school educator tools help activate STEM education at places like zoos and community centers. Our apps deliver science experiences directly into the hands of learners. We also partner closely with others in the field to improve how science is communicated, taught, and accessed.

Science starts at The Lawrence, and there’s no telling how far we’ll take it.

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Delivering On
Our Mission

Inspiring Tomorrow

Leading the Field

Connecting Science & Community

Partnering for Impact

[Inspiring Tomorrow] Every generation needs to be inspired and prepared to address the world’s complex challenges. The Lawrence Hall of Science plays a critical role in meeting this need by activating tomorrow’s thinkers, inventors, and change-makers.

We empower educators with the tools to improve science learning. We create innovative experiences for our science center and beyond. And we engage diverse audiences so that the world of science will look like the world at large.

[Leading the Field] For over 50 years, our robust research and development efforts have set the standard for hands-on, experiential education.

We design and implement standards-based curriculum, while finding innovative ways to measure its effectiveness. By doing so, more and more youth pursue STEM learning and career pathways.

Our rigorous work shapes educational practice and policy—from influencing science education content standards to advancing knowledge about STEM learning.

[Connecting Science & Community] Serving one of the nation’s most socioeconomically diverse regions, our public science center is a place where guests of all kinds can delight in discovery.

Equity and access for all are central to our mission, so we offer a range of options to offset the cost of admission and programming. As a result, a large percentage of our visitors and campers are from low-income communities.

We also take The Lawrence “On The Go” to reach people wherever they are: homes, schools, parks, libraries, street fairs, and beyond. Our goal is for everyone—no matter where they are—to become a scientifically literate and engaged citizen.

[Partnering for Impact] Our impact is magnified through strategic partnerships with educators, community-based organizations, educational agencies, foundations, and others.

Whether we’re working with digital libraries offering STEM materials, or museum networks seeking to engage visitors, The Lawrence Hall of Science plays a pivotal role in helping to increase the effectiveness and reach of science education.

As a result, we advance scientific and environmental literacy for all, and increase the number of underrepresented youth who pursue STEM learning and career pathways.

Delivering On
Our Mission

Inspiring Tomorrow

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Every generation needs to be inspired and prepared to address the world’s complex challenges. The Lawrence Hall of Science plays a critical role in meeting this need by activating tomorrow’s thinkers, inventors, and change-makers.

We empower educators with the tools to improve science learning. We create innovative experiences for our science center and beyond. And we engage diverse audiences so that the world of science will look like the world at large.

Leading the Field

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For over 50 years, our robust research and development efforts have set the standard for hands-on, experiential education.

We design and implement standards-based curriculum, while finding innovative ways to measure its effectiveness. By doing so, more and more youth pursue STEM learning and career pathways.

Our rigorous work shapes educational practice and policy—from influencing science education content standards to advancing knowledge about STEM learning.

Connecting Science & Community

A teacher speaking

Serving one of the nation’s most socioeconomically diverse regions, our public science center is a place where guests of all kinds can delight in discovery.

Equity and access for all are central to our mission, so we offer a range of options to offset the cost of admission and programming. As a result, a large percentage of our visitors and campers are from low-income communities.

We also take The Lawrence “On The Go” to reach people wherever they are: homes, schools, parks, libraries, street fairs, and beyond. Our goal is for everyone—no matter where they are—to become a scientifically literate and engaged citizen.

Partnering for Impact

A teacher speaks to a group of students

Our impact is magnified through strategic partnerships with educators, community-based organizations, educational agencies, foundations, and others.

Whether we’re working with digital libraries offering STEM materials, or museum networks seeking to engage visitors, The Lawrence Hall of Science plays a pivotal role in helping to increase the effectiveness and reach of science education.

As a result, we advance scientific and environmental literacy for all, and increase the number of underrepresented youth who pursue STEM learning and career pathways.

Redefining Learning
For Over 50 Years

200 million learners. Half a million educators. Three chinchillas. See how The Lawrence Hall of Science has been innovating in STEM education for more than five decades.