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Tap into a world of discovery at The Lawrence.
Your membership is a gateway to hands-on
science learning—and a gigaton of fun.

Not a Member yet? Join now for a ticket to the fun!

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“Every visit sparks their imagination around science. And honestly, I have just as much fun as my kids do.”

Cathy
Member Since 2001

Reopening October 30!

We are opening our doors again and we can’t wait to see you! As a thank-you to our Members, we have set up a few special-event days just for you.

Upcoming
Member Events

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Members and Friends Preview Days

11am-3pm October 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2021 Help us get back in the swing of things and come preview our refurbished spaces, new exhibits, and old favorites! Anyone who held a valid membership during […]

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Members Reopening Party

4:00pm – 7:00pm Oct. 29, 2021 Meet some of our animals, take in the new 3D film “Dinosaurs of Antarctica,” and strut your stuff in our costume parade! And, of course, marvel at our newly refurbished […]

Benefits

Take advantage of pre-pandemic prices!

Once we reopen on October 30, our membership prices are going up. Join or renew now and you can get all the fun at the old prices. Enjoy hands-on, engaging, and high-quality visitor experiences in our updated spaces, as well as exclusive previews of our new Outdoor Nature Lab. Even now, there are many benefits to belonging. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

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Unlimited admission to The Lawrence when we reopen October 30!
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A Members-only newsletter each month, filled with activities and links to fun, engaging content; quality online offerings from The Lawrence at Home
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Priority registration for our Summer camps and classes
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10% discount at The Lawrence Discovery Online Store
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Invitation to our Members Reopening party & Members and Friends preview days; Members-only access to our new Outdoor Nature Lab; “Bring a Friend” days
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Free or reduced admission to more than 350 ASTC science centers and museums worldwide

Our Members

We are very grateful for your support—and we can’t wait to welcome you back!

Plans

Basic Membership

Friend
$65 per year

  • All the benefits above
  • Plus unlimited general admission for the duration of your membership for one adult and one guest

Family
$115 per year

  • All the benefits above
  • Plus unlimited general admission for the duration of your membership for two adults residing in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18 

Family Premium
$165 per year

  • All the benefits above
  • Plus unlimited general admission for the duration of your membership for two adults residing in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18, in addition to two additional named adults
  • 50% off admission at over 200 children’s museums through the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network. Note: Due to local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, many museums are altering their operations or are fully closed to the public. Before you go, please check the museum’s website for information on hours, virtual programs, and more.

Premier Membership

Play a vital role in supporting STEM programs! Premier Members receive exclusive opportunities, UC Berkeley donor benefits, and recognition as leaders who inspire and foster the learning of science and math.

Members at the Associate and Partner in Science levels give the gift of learning science with every dollar of their membership donation. Your membership directly supports our work creating exhibits, programs, and learning experiences for all guests. With a Premier level membership, your contribution also enables financial aid awards to help low-income youth to attend our camps. 

Associate
$500 per year

  • Unlimited general admission for one year for two adults residing in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18, plus two additional adult family members or caregivers
  • 50% admission at over 200 children’s museums through the Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Network. Note: Due to local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, many museums are altering their operations or are fully closed to the public. Before you go, please check the museum’s website for information on hours, virtual programs, and more.

Partner in Science
$1000 per year

  • Unlimited general admission for one year for two adults residing in the same household and their children or grandchildren under 18, plus two additional adult family members or caregivers
  • All the Associate Level benefits
  • Recognition and benefits of the UC Berkeley Charter Hill Society (including invitations to exclusive campus events throughout the year)

Fine Print:

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.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported, in part, by your membership donation. Memberships are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Frequently Asked Questions

I had a membership that expired during the closure. Am I still receiving Member benefits?

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!

Because we have brought in very little membership revenue over the past 18 months, we are unable to extend any Member privileges to those memberships that expired in that time period. However, any Member whose membership expired between March 1, 2020, and today will be invited to our Members and Friends preview days as well as our Member Reopening Party as our guest (make sure you are signed up for our e-newsletter to get the most up-to-date information). Starting on October 30, everyone will need to have a valid membership to use Member benefits. Membership prices go up on October 30, so renew now at the current rates!

When I buy a membership, when can I begin to use it?

Your membership is valid from the time of purchase and may be used immediately for access to all our virtual benefits. Once we reopen in 2021, your membership will be valid from our opening date. 

How do I know when my membership expires?

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.

Can my child have her or his own Member card?

No. Member cards are only issued to adults, age 18 or older, with valid ID.

Can I let my relatives or neighbors use my membership?

No. Memberships are nontransferable and can be used only by the individuals listed on the Member cards.

Do I need to show ID for admission?

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.

What if I have additional questions?

If you have questions not answered above, email the Membership Department or call us at 510-642-1838.

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