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.
The Lawrence is pleased to welcome back Members, friends, neighbors, and all of our visitors on Saturday October 30, 2021 to our full reopening.
In light of COVID-19 and associated precautions, we have prepared this informational page to address frequently asked questions and concerns. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
You can reserve your tickets online through our website or buy tickets when you arrive.
Yes, we will be selling tickets at the door.
If you are not feeling well, please stay home. We are glad to exchange your tickets for another day if you have to cancel because of illness.
Exhibits and public spaces are sanitized regularly. We have hand sanitizer widely available and several places where guests can wash their hands. Our air system uses 100% outside air with no recirculation.
Following city ordinance and University policy, for the safety of all guests and staff, we will be opening with the expectation that everyone age two and above, regardless of vaccination status, will be masked in order to enter our building and participate in our activities. Please wear a mask that fully covers your nose and mouth while inside. We can provide you with a mask at the front desk should you arrive without one. You may temporarily remove your mask to eat or drink in one of the designated areas outside. Eating and drinking are not permitted inside the building.
Our planetarium is currently closed.
The Animal Discovery Room is currently closed.
Yes, the 3-D Theater is open and tickets to shows may be purchased in advance or at the Visitor Services Desk.
Capacity will be controlled to maintain the health and safety of visitors and staff.
Yes, the Discovery Store will be open.
Our Bay View Cafe is currently closed. A limited selection of snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at the Discovery Store. Due to masking requirements, eating is not permitted inside the building. Designated areas outside will be available as eating spaces.
Yes, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Feel free to approach any staff member or head to the front desk for assistance.