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Oakland Students Present Their Research to Scientists from Around the Globe

January 30, 2015

Oakland youth from the Lawrence Hall of Science East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS) presented their environmental research at […]

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New, Free DIY Human Body App from The Hall

January 14, 2015

New, Free DIY Human Body App from The Hall 14 Jan2015 Contact:Chris Keller510-280-7660Download Press Kit January 2015—Berkeley, CA. What keeps […]

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Young Vallejo Inventors Learn About Circuitry

January 4, 2015

04 Jan2015 The Times-Herald, January 4, 2015 Article by John Glidden Families and educators in Vallejo were witness to the […]

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Lawrence Hall of Science Receives Award for STEM Innovation from Silicon Valley Education Foundation

December 18, 2014

December 16, 2014 — Berkeley, CA. The Lawrence Hall of Science was honored to receive a 2014 STEM Innovation Award […]

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Teens Enrich Communities Through STEM With Oracle Support

18 Dec2014 December 18, 2014 — Berkeley, CA: Teens from the TechHive, a teen internship program that launched in 2012 […]

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The Lawrence Hall of Science to Bring National Geographic Films and More to the Bay Area

November 6, 2014

06 Nov2014 November 6, 2014 — Berkeley, CA. The Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center, has announced […]

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Lawrence Hall of Science “Inspiring Young Minds” Gala

October 23, 2014

Join business, community, scientific and educational leaders as they celebrate their commitment to inspiring young minds, at the biennial Lawrence […]

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Design Quest Gives Kids a Chance to Be Engineers

October 10, 2014

Contact:Verónica Urdaneta510-643-3849 Berkeley, CA, August 19, 2014 ― After being closed September 2–19 for exhibit changes, facility upgrades, and cleaning, […]

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New, Free Sun Science App

Contact:Newsroom510-642-2226 March 24, 2014—Berkeley, CA: From tasting solar s’mores to tracking solar storms, a new, free DIY app lets you […]

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Great “Laboratories” for Children and Families to Build Water Awareness

Contact:Verónica Urdaneta510-706-6118newsroom@berkeley.edu July 12, 2014 – Berkeley, CA Global warming is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. […]

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Insights Into the International Field of Ocean Science

July 21, 2014

Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, Craig Strang, reflects on his recent trip to Tokyo, Japan: July 12, […]

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High School Students Succeed at This Year’s Pioneers in Engineering Robotics Competition

June 20, 2014

The sixth annual Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) Robotics Competition was held on April 26 and 27 at the Lawrence Hall […]

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Remembering Dr. Alan J. Friedman

The Lawrence Hall of Science is saddened to learn that Dr. Alan Friedman, the founding director of our astronomy and […]

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Summer Fun Days Bring Educational Amusement

20 Jun2014 The final bell rings, kids close their books with excitement, the sun shines brightly, and responsibilities vanish into […]

The NASA Kepler Mission has discovered hundreds of exoplanets in our Solar System.

Explore Science and Art with the Kepler Art of Discovery Contest

April 28, 2014

Calling all crafty scientists! If you are a space artist, an astronomer, or simply a student interested in astronomy and […]

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Celebrate Earth Day at the Hall

While going through daily life, it is easy to take the planet we live on for granted. It’s simply there, […]

24/7 Science Receives Highest Rating for a Second Year in a Row from Common Sense Media

March 21, 2014

For the second year, the Lawrence Hall of Science’s 24/7 Science website has received the highest 5 out of 5 […]

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ReNUWIt Water Design Challenge is Back at the Ingenuity Lab

February 18, 2014

As much-needed rain fell outside the other weekend, children, parents, and volunteers made it rain inside as part of the […]

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Teens to Share Technology Projects at Meet the Makers Event

January 28, 2014

28 Jan2014 Contact:Janet Noe510-642-2226 December 19, 2013 – Berkeley, CA: Teens from the TechHive at the Lawrence Hall of Science […]

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Xtreme BUGS All Abuzz at the Lawrence Hall of Science

January 24, 2014

24 Jan 2014 Contact:Newsroom510-642-2226 January 7, 2014 – Berkeley, CA: What if the ants crawling on your counter, the spider […]

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Kids Engineer Holiday Magic

December 13, 2013

When 4-year-old Sydney grows up, she says, “I’m going to have a LOT of jobs: a scientist, a princess, a […]

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My Daughter, the Engineer

13 Dec2013 “When I expanded my college definition of engineering to include ‘creating,’ ‘designing,’ or ‘building,’ and especially when I […]

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TechHive Keeps Innovating with Continued Support from Motorola Solutions Foundation

October 17, 2013

17 Oct2013 Contact: Newsroom: 510-642-2226 15 October 2013 – Berkeley, CA: For the second year running, the Lawrence Hall of Science […]

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The East Bay Academy For Young Scientists Tackles Local Pollution Issues

September 18, 2013

18 Sep2013 The East Bay Academy for Young Scientists, a program of the Lawrence Hall of Science, is contributing to […]

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The Hall Connects Kids to Science Through Local Libraries

July 19, 2013

Contact:Newsroom: 510-642-2226 19 July 2013 – Berkeley, CA: The Lawrence Hall of Science partners with libraries to connect families from […]

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Open Make @ The Hall Launches With Creative Engineering and Design Projects

July 10, 2013

10 Jul2013 January 18, 2013–Berkeley, CA The Lawrence Hall of Science will be the new East Bay host for Open […]

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Hall Director Elizabeth Stage Receives 2013 Women in STEM Award

June 27, 2013

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner announced today the recipients of the 15th Assembly District Women of the Year Awards, celebrating women trailblazers […]

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Putting Audio Engineering into the Hands of Kids

June 5, 2013

05 Jun2013 By Steve Starkweather, Meyer Sound LaboratoriesMay 29, 2013 These days, most audio equipment—whether a concert sound system or […]

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Kids Invent the Future in Design Quest Exhibit

May 24, 2013

Contact:Newsroom: 510-642-2226 23 May 2013 – Berkeley, CA: What do life-saving vaccines, smart phones, automobiles and cameras all have in […]

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Our 40th Anniversary Celebration

March 9, 2008

The Lawrence Hall of Science celebrated its 40th Anniversary in style during its Global Groove Gala on May 9, 2008.  […]