The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Open extra days Thanksgiving week!
Monday, 11/22 and Tuesday, 11/23
Closed Thursday, 11/25
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.
Three week IN PERSON Camp at The Lawrence
Rube Goldberg MachinesAre you ready to step into the Makers Space? In this program, you will learn about Rube Goldberg, best known for the popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets performing simple tasks. Together we will investigate how things roll, fly, slide, and collide, while utilizing gravity, levers, pulleys, magnets, and more. You will use your ingenuity to design, build, and test creative contraptions while gaining a better understanding of force, trajectory, magnetism, and motion. This program takes place Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM at The Lawrence and includes visits to museum exhibits.
Nature DetectivesAre you ready to investigate the mysteries of the natural world? In this program, you will explore natural phenomena found locally and beyond. Together, we will investigate, discover, and retell stories about nature’s mysteries. Each day will include time outdoors, collaborative science investigations, and stories from naturalists around the world. You will gain a better understanding of the natural world and will learn how to observe and explain its phenomena. This program takes place Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM at The Lawrence and includes visits to museum exhibits.
The Asteroid Belt Are you curious about space travel in our Solar System? In this program, you will design a spacecraft to land on and explore one of our Solar System’s asteroids! Together we will brave the hazards of navigating through the dangerous asteroid belt, then design and test various types of launch rockets, landing systems, and rovers to land on oddly shaped space rocks with little gravity. You will gain a deeper understanding of our Solar System, asteroids, clues to how it all began, spacecraft engineering, and more. This program takes place Mon-Fri, 9AM-4PM at The Lawrence and includes visits to museum exhibits.
Member: $1,890.00 / Non-Member: $1,995.00
Session 1: June 7 – June 25 9AM-4PM
Session 2: June 28 – July 16 9AM-4PM
Session 3: July 19 – August 6 9AM-4PM
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