Animal Discovery Zone

Currently Closed

All Ages

Accessible

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!

Animals

bearded dragon

Bearded Dragon

crab

Crustaceans

fish

Fish

frog

Frogs & Toads

Turtle

Turtles

guinea pig

Guinea Pigs

Gecko

Gecko

Chinchilla

Chinchilla

An ant on a leaf

Insects

A bunny in the grass

Bunnies

snake

Snakes

Hawk

Birds

Discover

Behind-the-Scenes at The Animal Discovery Room

Meet Alondra Blandon, our Animal Discovery Room manager, and get a behind the scenes tour.

Plan Your Visit

The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!

Admission

General

Age 3+: $20

Kids under 2: FREE

Members: FREE

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3D Theater

Admission + $4

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Support Provided By

Chevron

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

Invite A Reptile
To Your Birthday

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