The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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.
Tap into a world of discovery at The Lawrence. Your membership is a gateway to hands-on science learning—and a gigaton of fun.
“Every visit sparks their imagination around science. And honestly, I have just as much fun as my kids do.”
It’s elemental! Join The Lawrence for the FUNdamentals of science learning!
By joining The Lawrence, you are telling your family that science, technology, math, and engineering are important. When they visit The Lawrence, the children in your life are building their STEM knowledge, experience-by-experience. From the two-year-old floating balls in a column of air, to the high schooler attending one of our camps or classes designed in collaboration with UC Berkeley faculty, children of all ages can find fun, engaging, and meaningful experiences at The Lawrence. Inspiring and activating learners is what we have been doing for over 50 years. So please join us and activate the young people in your life!
Elements of belonging:
We are very grateful for your support—and we can’t wait to welcome you back!
Berkelium and Lawrencium membership levels directly support our work creating exhibits, programs, and learning experiences, and help us provide need-based financial assistance to youth participating in camps and programs.
Memberships are valid for one year from date of purchase and are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Member discounts on family programs are not retroactive, discounts apply for people whose membership is current at the time of the program purchase. Prices and benefits are subject to change at any time. Reciprocal admission benefits vary by institution and are also subject to change. Please check with the institution you wish to visit for current reciprocal benefits for your level of The Lawrence membership.
Memberships can be purchased online, in person or by phone at 510-642-1838.
Starting on October 30, you will need to rejoin to continue to enjoy Member benefits. We sincerely thank you for being a Member of The Lawrence this past year! We truly appreciate your ongoing support. Over the past year and a half, we have tried to give you as much value as possible for your membership with virtual events, The Lawrence at Home videos, discounts, priority registration for Summer Camps, and unlimited access to our Summer Fundays on our plaza.
Now more than ever, our Members are a vital part of The Lawrence family. We depend on memberships, contributions, and earned revenue to make possible our exhibits and programs; to help us serve schools and the broader community; and to design new approaches to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning. You, our valued Members, are essential to helping us continue this transformative work during these challenging times. We truly could not have made it through these past 18 months without you! Thank you!
Your membership is valid from the time of purchase and may be used immediately.
A membership to the Lawrence Hall of Science is valid for one full year. As your expiration date nears, you will receive renewal notices from The Lawrence via mail and email.
No. Member cards are only issued to adults, age 18 or older, with valid ID.
No. Memberships are nontransferable and can be used only by the individuals listed on the Member cards.
To protect your membership, we do request proof of ID when you visit The Lawrence. Please make sure to have some form of ID on you when you come.
If you have questions not answered above, email the Membership Department or call us at 510-642-1838.