Hall Gala 2012 Tent on Plaza and Bay in background

Members, donors, and visitors enjoy exciting events at the Lawrence Hall of Science throughout the year. Join us for special gatherings, including exhibit openings, lectures, and our annual Innovations & Inspirations benefit event.

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Galas & Fundraising Benefits

Our fundraising events are hosted by the Lawrence Hall of Science Advisory Council to celebrate with our supporters, corporate partners, and individual donors, as well as to raise funds for the Hall’s important work in STEM education. Our most recent “Innovations & Inspirations” benefit featured former U.S. Secretary of the Interior & REI’s CEO Sally Jewell and was held on May 9th, 2019. For more information about future events, please email develop@berkeley.edu.

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Activities and Discussions

Throughout the year, we hold special events for our supporters. Ranging from behind-the-scenes looks at our exhibits to intriguing lectures on contemporary science topics, these events are a great way to mingle with friends of the Hall and to stay active in the scientific community.