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Marketing Lead

Help us tell our story! Everything we do at The Lawrence is in support of our mission: to inspire and […]

Members and Friends Preview Days

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.

Members Reopening Party

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!

Student Job: Education Facilitator

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.

Outdoor Nature Lab

About The Outdoor Nature Lab Visitors Can Choose to: Experience a guided observation that inspires deep thinking through your senses […]

Reopening FAQs

The Lawrence is pleased to welcome back Members, friends, neighbors, and all of our visitors on Saturday October 30, 2021 […]

Pandemic Detectives

Diving into the science behind the COVID19 pandemic using hands-on activity stations. Test different mask materials, inspect them under a […]

Pheena the Fin Whale

About Pheena Pheena, our life-size fin whale, came to the plaza at the Lawrence Hall of Science in 1975. She […]

Community Connections

About Community Connections We Asked Our Communities: How did you and your loved ones address the many challenges of the […]

Pinball Palooza

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.

Optical Illusions

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.

Marble Machines

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 and Rollers

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!

Stop-Motion Stories

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.

Making Sense of Science for Decision Making

Grades: 9-10-11-12 Time: 3:30-5pm Date: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15 Location: Zoom Price: $310Financial Aid: A […]

Storytelling with Data for Social Change

Grades: 6-7-8 Time: 3:30-5pm Dates: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15 Location: Zoom Price: $310 Have you […]

Nature Investigations

Grades 3-4-5 Time: 3:30-4:45pm Date: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15 Location: Zoom Price: $260 Turn over […]

Slime Engineering

Grades: 1-2 Time: 3:15 – 4:30pm Dates: November 3, 10, 17 & December 1, 8, 15 Location: Zoom Price: $260 […]

Annual Fund

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.

Exhibits & Learning Labs

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.

Branding Opportunities

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.

Online & Virtual Experiences

Get recognition on our Lawrence at Home weekly eblast, virtual events, and online camps and classes.

Engage Employees

Match Employee Giving and Volunteer Hours.

Phenomenal Physics

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?

Shocking Nature of Wildfires

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!

Positioning Youth for Success in Science: Studying the Malleability and Impact of Computational Thinking for Science

In collaboration with the Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, the Research Group is engaging in a […]

Working Towards Equitable Organizations in Environmental Education

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

Reflecting on Practice (RoP) is a professional learning program designed to build participants’ understanding of best practices for teaching in […]