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Assessing Oral Scientific Argumentation

May 19, 2017

This project is featured as part of the 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM for ALL Video Showcase. Visit the […]

Volunteer Mary Thompson celebrates 1,000 hours of service

Volunteer Spotlight: 1,000 Hours of Service

April 17, 2017

The Lawrence Hall of Science works with many great people, from our educators and staff to our student workers and […]

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence

TechWomen: Promoting STEM a Continent Away

April 16, 2017

16 Apr2017 Hall Educator Ramya Sankar hosts a session about her work with EBAYS. Photo courtesy of TechWomen. Ramya Sankar, […]

A young scientist experiments with the Hall's Tesla Coil in front of a crowd.

The Hall recognized as 2017 IMLS National Medal Finalist

March 20, 2017

A young scientist experiments with the Hall’s Tesla Coil at the Lafayette Library in Lafayette, CA. Lawrence Hall of Science […]

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Reading & Science: A Winning Combination

March 7, 2017

07 Mar2017 Can first graders read to learn as they learn to read? That was the intriguing question that drove […]

The BEETLES team

Hall Program Recognized for Excellence in Environmental Education

March 6, 2017

The BEETLES Team. Clockwise from top-right: Kevin Beals, Lynn Barakos, Emilie Lygren, Craig Strang, and Jedda Foreman Lawrence Hall of […]

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Installing a Giant Maze at the Hall

February 28, 2017

If you paid us a visit recently, you may have noticed a new way to explore science at the Hall. […]

Children playing on Pheena the Whale

Innovations & Inspirations

February 3, 2017

On January 24th, the Lawrence Hall of Science Advisory Council hosted a benefit event called “Innovations & Inspirations.” The event […]

Students in front of The Lawrence

Our Oath on Inauguration Day

January 20, 2017

20 Jan2017 Today, on Inauguration Day, I am certain—more certain than ever—that the work we do at the Lawrence Hall […]

BIG THANKS for supporting The Lawrence Hall of Science

Big Thanks from the Bottom of Our Hearts (and Butterflies)

December 14, 2016

On November 17, the Lawrence Hall of Science participated in UC Berkeley’s annual fundraising day. The Big Give was created […]

Arguing in the Classroom? A Toolkit for Science Learning

November 16, 2016

This project is featured as part of the 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM for ALL Video Showcase. Visit the […]

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

Lawrence Hall of Science to Host Teacher Appreciation Lunch

October 31, 2016

31 Oct2016 Lawrence Hall of Science Press Contact:Maia WillcoxSF/Bay Area ABE Center Director(510) 643-3429mwillcox@berkeley.edu October 31, 2016, Berkeley, CA — […]

Hall Apps Reach 1 Million Downloads

The Lawrence Hall of Science has developed several fun and educational mobile applications. We’re proud to announce that our apps […]

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New Program Teaches Coding With Satellite Experiments

October 27, 2016

27 Oct2016 Tiny CubeSats are deployed from the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA. Every now and then, the International […]

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

Hall Awarded Grant for Outdoor Science Education

October 3, 2016

Lawrence Hall of Science Press Contact:Jedda ForemanBEETLES Program Managerbeetles@berkeley.edu October 3, 2016 — Berkeley, CA The Lawrence Hall of Science, […]

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Lawrence Hall of Science Joins “Museums for All” Designed to Expand Access

Lawrence Hall of Science Press Contact:Adam FrostMarketing Specialist510-642-2226adamfrost@berkeley.edu October 3, 2016 — Berkeley, CA Today the Lawrence Hall of Science, […]

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Stimulate Your Mind with Books

September 27, 2016

27 Sep2016 The Lawrence Hall of Science has a fantastic array of exhibits that activate your curiosity about science, technology, […]

A young person is building a structure at The Lawrence.

Behind the Scenes of Our New Featured Exhibit

On the morning of September 12, a huge truck pulled up outside the Lawrence Hall of Science. No, it was […]

“Our Ocean, Our Health”: Creating a Sea Change in Ocean Literacy

July 27, 2016

Last year, the European Union Horizon 2020 program funded a large international program called Sea Change, with the goal of […]

Sunstones at The Lawrence

Summer of Science: How Hall Camps Engage Young Learners

July 19, 2016

19 Jul2016 “This is so awesome!” The exclamation rings out loudly across a small classroom filled with eager kindergartners and […]

Hall EPICC teachers explaining a Solar Suicase Wire Diagram poster

Incorporating College Prep & Service Learning into STEM Education

May 27, 2016

Incorporating College Prep & Service Learning into STEM Education This project is featured as part of the 2017 National Science […]

Children playing on the DNA sculpture at the Lawrence

The Lawrence Hall of Science Selected to Participate in White House Early STEM Education Symposium

April 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — BERKELEY, CA The Lawrence Hall of Science is honored to attend a special event on […]

A Whale of a Job: Restoring the Hall’s Beloved Fin Whale

April 7, 2016

If you’ve paid a visit to the Lawrence Hall of Science recently, you (or your kids) might have been disappointed […]

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

White House Easter Egg Roll Press Release

March 17, 2016

The Lawrence Hall of Science Joins with the National Park Foundation to Support the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll […]

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Gift Shopping Success Story

December 16, 2015

Amid all the traveling, eating, and socializing of the holiday season, my shopping plans fell by the wayside. With finals […]

Children playing on Pheena the Whale

California Announces Blueprint for Achieving Environmental Literacy in K–12

September 15, 2015

Contact:Lauren Frieband510-643-8980 September 15, 2015—Berkeley, CA. Environmental literacy has never been more important than it is now. With climate change, […]

Students in front of The Lawrence

Working Together to Build a Science Education Plan

August 11, 2015

11 Aug2015 Photo: Santa Barbara Unified School District In a six-hour school day packed with reading, math, and writing lessons, […]

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

A New Perspective on Doing Citizen Science

April 7, 2015

Contact:Verónica Urdaneta510-643-3849 April 6, 2015―Berkeley, CA. On February 27, 2015, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosted […]

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New, Free Monster Heart Medic Game App from the Hall

07 Apr2015 Contact:Darrell Porcello510-643-7764Monster Heart Medic on the App Store April 7, 2015—Berkeley, CA. How do you diagnose and help […]

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

The Hall Joins Berkeley’s Open House and Offers Free Admission

February 25, 2015

25 Feb2015 Contact:Verónica Urdaneta510-643-3849 February 25, 2015—Berkeley,CA. Thousands of prospective students, parents, families, and community members will gather at the […]