Science Festivals

Grades TK-8

Tuesday & Thursday

50 minutes

Festivals create an engaging atmosphere at open houses, family nights, libraries, and community events.

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Overview

Investigate, experiment, and problem solve, as you explore our festivals’ 10–12 tabletop stations, which feature mobile exhibits designed by the Hall. Festivals are great for groups of 40–150 at your site.

What’s included:

  • 50 minute science festival at your site

Festival Full Rate:

  • $1,050 for two sessions (two-session minimum; same program)
  • $1,250 for three sessions (same program)
  • $1,400 for four sessions with prior approval
  • $75 travel fees apply to outreach programs beyond a 20-mile radius

Festival Title 1 Rate:

  • $735 for two sessions (two-session minimum; same program)
  • $875 for three sessions (same program)
  • $980 for four sessions with prior approval
  • $75 travel fees apply to outreach programs beyond a 20-mile radius

Availability:

  • Tuesday & Thursday

*The above rates apply to schools, community groups, and non profit organizations. For rates and availability for other types of clients, please email our Registration Office at lhsreg@berkeley.edu.

Festivals

Two children exploring a science exhibit

Phenomenal Physics

Grades 1-8

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?

A young person holding up a science beaker and examining the red liquid

Environmental Detectives: A Murky Mystery

Grades 1-8

The Mystery: Fish and other wildlife are dying. The Investigation: Perform chemical and biological tests to determine what could be causing the situation. Intriguing hands-on test stations await as you gather clues, analyze data, and research the history of the area to become an environmental detective. The mystery continues back in the classroom, as teachers choose a follow-up activity from the packet provided, and as students pool their results and attempt to solve the mystery.

A student holding up his invention

Build, Engineer, Invent!

Grades K-8

Step into the shoes of an engineer as you Build, Engineer, and Invent! This hands-on design challenge experience brings out the engineer in everyone. Explore building in two and three dimensions while discovering the design properties involved in constructing sturdy structures, bridges, roller coasters, and more! We bring the building materials; you supply the creativity!

A young child setting a ball at the top of a ramp

Build, Engineer, Invent “Junior”

Age 3 – Grade K

Through playful investigations of physical science and engineering, junior engineers will Build, Engineer, and Invent! Explore motion and force as you create pathways complete with ramps, drops, twists, and turns. Explore which shapes are the strongest by erecting giant structures and testing them for stability. We bring the building materials; you supply the creativity!

Festivals

A child wearing safety glasses learning about liquids and gases

Grades Age 3 – Grade K

Build, Engineer, Invent “Junior”

Through playful investigations of physical science and engineering, junior engineers will Build, Engineer, and Invent! Explore motion and force as you create pathways complete with ramps, drops, twists, and turns. Explore which shapes are the strongest by erecting giant structures and testing them for stability. We bring the building materials; you supply the creativity!

A child learning about static electricity

Grades 1-8

Mystery Festival

Let The Lawrence transform your auditorium into a giant forensic laboratory! As your students enter the room, they view the scene of a “crime,” surrounded by police barrier tape. They gather evidence and analyze it at the many forensic lab test stations around the room. Students attempt to unravel a complex mystery that is designed to excite and channel them into creative problem-solving. The station activities include pH testing, hidden fingerprints, invisible inks, chromatography, and more! The mystery continues back in the classroom, as teachers choose a follow-up activity from the packet provided, and students pool their results and attempt to “crack the case.”

Science Festival Policies

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