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.
Explore the universe and survey the night sky, all from your seat. Our planetarium programs are live and interactive, so bring your questions and curiosity.
Explore the universe with us!
The Lawrence Planetarium is closed while we move the dome to a new, more central location! While this move is happening, we’re working on updating and expanding opportunities to visit worlds and spaces usually only available in our imaginations.
Search the Sky
Videos brought to you by the Lawrence Planetarium at UC Berkeley, hosted by John Erickson the Director of the Planetarium.
What stars can you see in the sky this time of year? What shapes and stories can you imagine among them? We will give you a star map and teach you to find constellations, the starry patterns of the night sky. We might also find planets, star clusters, and other hidden treasures of the night sky. We will even imagine that we are flying away from Earth to make observations from far off in space.
You know that the Solar System is big. Is a galaxy bigger? How much bigger? How do astronomers measure how big and how far away the Moon or a star or a galaxy is? We will actively explore these questions, and we’ll take a tour from Earth to the farthest edge of the observable Universe.
All of our programs are live and interactive, packed with exploration, activities, and questions.
Access + Comfort
This innovative audiovisual experience is brought to you by our uniquely-sourced components.
Our programming is active in 220+ planetariums worldwide
Thoughtfully crafted and developed by the Planetarium Activities for Student Success (PASS) project
Built in 1973, ours was the very first participatory planetarium. Instead of a lecture-style experience, visitors are invited to engage and actively explore the cosmos.
Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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