The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
With our international colony of teaching animals—from axolotls to legless lizards—you can learn about animal behavior and habitats. Try self-guided activities and examine specimen models. Our knowledgeable staff will introduce you to our wonderful creatures and share fun stories and interesting facts about them.
The Animal Discovery Zone is temporarily closed while we revitalize this beloved space. Our transformation will provide updated habitats for our animals, an expanded animal care facility, new activities, and more opportunities to connect.
We are looking forward to seeing you again!
Frogs & Toads
Behind-the-Scenes at The Animal Discovery Room
Meet Alondra Blandon, our Animal Discovery Room manager, and get a behind the scenes tour.
Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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We thank the Chevron company for their generous support of this exhibit. If you’d like to like to know more about sponsoring The Lawrence, click on the link below.
Institutional Giving & Partnership Opportunities
Our live animals of all kinds are a great learning experience, and they can be part of parties, camps, classes, and more.
For details, call Visitor Services at 510-642-5132