The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
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.
Help us tell our story! Everything we do at The Lawrence is in support of our mission: to inspire and […]
11am-3pm October 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2021 Help us get back in the swing of things and come preview our refurbished spaces, new exhibits, and old favorites! Anyone who held a valid membership during 2020 and 2021 is invited.
4:00pm – 7:00pm Oct. 29, 2021
Meet some of our animals, take in the new 3D film “Dinosaurs of Antarctica,” and strut your stuff in our costume parade! And, of course, marvel at our newly refurbished spaces and exhibits and even engage with your old favorites!
Come work at The Lawrence Hall of Science as an Education Facilitator! Work with learners of all ages. Make science fun with hands-on experiences. Collaborate with a supportive team. Learn about science communication. Inspire creativity & curiosity. Work at UC Berkeley’s only public science center. Our job is to do science interactively and playfully, but we take our work seriously.
About The Outdoor Nature Lab Visitors Can Choose to: Experience a guided observation that inspires deep thinking through your senses […]
The Lawrence is pleased to welcome back Members, friends, neighbors, and all of our visitors on Saturday October 30, 2021 […]
Diving into the science behind the COVID19 pandemic using hands-on activity stations. Test different mask materials, inspect them under a […]
About Pheena Pheena, our life-size fin whale, came to the plaza at the Lawrence Hall of Science in 1975. She […]
About Community Connections We Asked Our Communities: How did you and your loved ones address the many challenges of the […]
Learn the inner mechanics of a pinball machine, then construct your own! Use everyday materials to create flippers, plungers, and ramps to make your pinball machine uniquely yours.
Design, build, and test your own optical illusion while learning about the human eye as part of our newest Ingenuity challenge. Observe and compare how optical illusions work as you create fun and unique designs.
Use ramps, lifts, tubes, and jumps to design, build, and test your own creative marble machine. Get your marble from Point A to Point B, all while following some surprising paths in between.
Ramps are one of the basic mechanical devices that allow humans to do work more easily. We use ramps as tools to do ordinary things like loading a truck, or pushing a wheelchair up to an entrance while avoiding the stairs. We also employ ramps for really fun engineering, like designing roller coasters!
See your own stories and ideas come to life using stop-motion. Stop-motion is an animation technique that has been used by filmmakers for over 100 years to create movement, using still objects and even drawings. Now’s your chance to get creative with our new stop-motion stations.
Grades: 9-10-11-12 Time: 3:30-5pm Date: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15 Location: Zoom Price: $310Financial Aid: A […]
Grades: 6-7-8 Time: 3:30-5pm Dates: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15 Location: Zoom Price: $310 Have you […]
Grades 3-4-5 Time: 3:30-4:45pm Date: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15 Location: Zoom Price: $260 Turn over […]
Grades: 1-2 Time: 3:15 – 4:30pm Dates: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15 Location: Zoom Price: $260 […]
Help advance our mission by providing resources to strategically respond to critical needs, and support research, development, and launch of new STEM initiatives and programs.
Become a sponsor of special events including our annual Innovations & Inspirations Benefit Event.
Get your name in front of visitors as they engage in compelling hands-on activities. Sponsor an exhibit on the science center floor. The Lawrence’s learning labs excite young minds and propel our future inventors and innovators.
Put your logo on Sunkits for a School Science Festival give-away, incorporate branded inserts into take-home activities for visitors, and more. We are delighted to work with you to match your marketing needs.
Get recognition on our Lawrence at Home weekly eblast, virtual events, and online camps and classes.
Match Employee Giving and Volunteer Hours.
Welcome to the world of phenomenal physics! In this lab, you will be introduced to the forces of physics – the basic principles that govern our physical world. As a physicist, you will observe, ask, and experiment on topics ranging from electricity and magnetism to sound and fluid dynamics. What will you discover about these forces?
Have you ever experienced a thunderstorm? Do you know how fires burn? Join us to learn more about how charges can impact the world around us through several bright and explosive demonstrations. Spark an interest in electricity and fire safety in this spectacular show!
In collaboration with the Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, the Research Group is engaging in a […]
Working Towards Equitable Organizations Workshop Series is a collaboration between the Lawrence Hall of Science and an organization called Youth […]
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST®) is a national and international nonprofit organization that seeks to support […]
Reflecting on Practice (RoP) is a professional learning program designed to build participants’ understanding of best practices for teaching in […]