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Masked student seated outdoors on a lawn raises hand

December 1, 2021
The Lawrence Shares Best Practices for Outdoor Learning with Schools and Districts

The Lawrence Hall of Science has created a set of sample menus for best practices in outdoor learning, thanks to […]

A butterfly lands on a child's finger

October 1, 2021
Remembering Elizabeth Karplus

Betty dedicated her life to science and learning and was committed to engaging young people of all abilities in both.

View of the The Lawrence and the city below

September 30, 2021
The Lawrence Reopens Halloween Weekend!

The Lawrence is excited to announce that after being closed for 19 months, we will reopen our doors starting Saturday, […]

Drawing of the Community Connections exhibit at The Lawrence

September 15, 2021
A Call for Artifacts for New Upcoming Exhibit

Share Your Story in Our Upcoming Exhibit! Do you have something to share? We want to show off your 2-D […]

August 26, 2021
The Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab

“Where Inspiration Grows” The Outdoor Nature Lab—under construction right now—will be the first new addition to The Lawrence in 20 […]

May 10, 2021
How is BEETLES Changing Outdoor Science Education?

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.

April 26, 2021
Recognized for Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times

Congratulations to Emily Weiss, School Program Director at The Lawrence Hall of Science, honored by UC Berkeley for exceptional, innovative instruction during the pandemic.

March 11, 2021
Designing NGSS Assessments for Young Learners

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 book cover in which three students are examining a robot vacuum cleaner.

February 18, 2021
How To Train Your Robot

How To Train Your Robot by Blooma Goldberg, Ken Goldberg, and Ashley Chase, illustrated by D. Clegg (with support from […]

Jennifer Doudna speaking at an event at The Lawrence Hall of Science

October 9, 2020
UC Berkeley Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Dounda Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

UC Berkeley Biochemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing the prize with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, […]

A young person sits in the forest reading

August 20, 2020
BEETLES & BaySci Host Virtual Open Space Conference

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lawrence Hall of Science researchers and educators have felt gravely concerned about its […]

Sunstones at The Lawrence

June 10, 2020
COVID-19 pandemic could slash environmental, outdoor science education programs in half nationwide

For immediate release COVID-19 pandemic could slash environmental, outdoor science education programs in half nationwide Study finds 11 million children […]

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence

May 1, 2020
Supporting Learning at Home

May 1, 2020 Like many of our members and visitors, The Lawrence Hall of Science staff are working at home […]

Two children and a staff member are working together during a science activity.

March 16, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Lawrence Hall of Science is temporarily closed to the public due to the Bay Area Shelter-in-Place order to help […]

The Lawrence Hall of Science

A letter from our director on the extended closure.

On March 16, 2020, the Lawrence Hall of Science closed temporarily to visitors, based on guidance from health officials about […]

Children playing on Pheena the Whale

September 19, 2019
The Learning Design Group & Partners Accept Grant to Support Educators

19 Sep2019 Media Contact:Suzanna 642-7771 September 18, 2019—Berkeley, CA: The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science, […]

September 12, 2019
Artificial Intelligence Summer Camp with AI4ALL Is a Success

This August, the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) group, in partnership with the youth-serving […]

Students in front of The Lawrence

March 14, 2019

BIG THANKS to everyone who donated during the Big Give on March 14, 2019! With your generous support, we raised […]

Amplify Science

March 13, 2019
Amplify Science Earns “All-Green” Rating from EdReports

Lawrence Hall of Science Media ContactAdam FrostMarketing & Communications Specialist(510) March 13, 2019–Berkeley, CA—Amplify Science, a curriculum developed by […]

lunar eclipse phases of the moon

January 18, 2019
Super Wolf Blood Moon Visible Across the Bay Area

This weekend, Bay Area residents have a prime opportunity to witness an exciting phenomenon. On Sunday, January 20th, a total […]

December 14, 2018
UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science Earns Recognition in Congress

14 Dec2018 UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, along with many educational institutions, researchers, and astronomers, has earned special congressional […]

Dr. France Córdova

December 6, 2018
The Hall Welcomes NSF Director Dr. France Córdova

On November 5, the Hall hosted a special event featuring as its keynote speaker Dr. France Córdova, Director of the […]

A young person looks through a telescope of the view at The Lawrence.

October 31, 2018
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

31 Oct2018 In celebration of our mutual 50th anniversaries, the Lawrence Hall of Science has partnered with the Oakland A’s […]

A child looks through a telescope.

June 19, 2018
The Hall’s Google Science Journal App Encourages Outdoor Explorations

19 Jun2018 Here at the Lawrence Hall of Science, we are committed to equitable access to science and knowledge. That […]

A child and an adult work together on a science project at an exhibit at The Lawrence.

May 9, 2018
NGSS In Practice: A Model Unit And Teacher Development

09 May2018 This project will be featured as part of the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM for ALL Video […]

1968-2018 The Lawrence Hall of Science University of California Berkeley 50 Years

Thank You for Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary with Us!

May 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the Lawrence Hall of Science, established as part of UC Berkeley’s centennial celebration […]


February 12, 2018 Named a Top-100 Educational Website for 2018

We are proud to announce that has been endorsed by Homeschool Base and the homeschooling community as one of […]

Two young people explore an exhibit at The Lawrence.

August 23, 2017
Solar Eclipse at the Hall

23 Aug2017 On the morning of August 21st, as millions of people across the country gathered to witness a partial […]

Marian Diamond

August 1, 2017
Remembering Former Hall Director Dr. Marian Diamond

Image credit: Elena Zhukova The Lawrence Hall of Science community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. […]

July 20, 2017
Achieve Interns in the Ingenuity Lab

Each summer, as the Hall extends its open hours and welcomes hundreds of children for summer camps, an additional wave […]