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.
Step into our interactive, outdoor science park to learn how water erosion, earthquakes, weather, and other geologic forces have worked together to create the Bay Area landscape.
Control the water flow from the simulated Sierra Nevada, roll up your sleeves at our hands-on erosion tables, and check out the panoramic view to learn about the unique location of the Farallon Islands on Earth’s tectonic plates.
Visitors Can Choose to
Make sure to stop by the telescope station before you leave, to enjoy a closer look at the San Francisco Bay Area.
Forces That Shape the Bay was made possible with support from the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from the UC Berkeley Class of 1948.
Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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