The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Centennial Drive closed 5/14Alternate route via Grizzly Peak
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
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Science at Cal and The Lawrence Hall of Science are hosting a full-blown SCIENCE-PALOOZA on the beautiful and spacious outdoor plaza of The Lawrence overlooking the Bay. This event will showcase 18 interactive and engaging STEM activities from UC Berkeley departments, student groups, scientists, artists, designers, and our partners.
SCIENCE-PALOOZA Outdoor Activities
Come enjoy science demos, experiments, hands-on activities, meet-the-scientists booths, and more! SCIENCE-PALOOZA’s outdoor activities on the plaza are completely free and take place between 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on April 30. Visit Science at Cal’s SCIENCE-PALOOZA 2022 event detail for a list of featured activities.
Entry to The Lawrence Hall of Science
Entrance to the museum will be offered between 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at a reduced $5 rate. The Lawrence Hall of Science offers free admission to anyone with a state-issued EBT card with valid photo ID, as well as up to five additional individuals. Indoor museum activities are subject to capacity limits, so reservations are required. If your group is larger than 24 individuals, please contact The Lawrence Registration Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also be offering a free shuttle service all day with help from Yoots from Shattuck Avenue at Addison Street near the Downtown Berkeley BART directly up to The Lawrence starting at 9:30 a.m. every hour on the half hour and departing The Lawrence every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m. Paid parking is also available at the Lawrence Hall of Science.
We will follow any and all county, city, and institutional COVID guidelines in place on event day on the plaza, including masking and social distancing. Masks are optional in our outdoor spaces. Masks are required indoors for all visitors 2 years and older. For entering The Lawrence, please see our COVID site policies.
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