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Summer Camp Registration is Open

With the COVID-19 Bay Area Shelter in Place order, The Lawrence Hall of Science is temporarily closed to the public. We are hoping to be able to reopen and to provide our regular summer programming this summer, contingent upon permission to proceed per public health authority guidance. We realize that planning for summer in these uncertain times is difficult, and also recognize that it can provide reassurance and stability to make plans for the future. With this in mind, camp registration is open and we will offer full refunds on all camp purchases if you cancel by 5pm Tuesday, May 26, 2020 or if we are unable to proceed with the camp program. Sign up now to reserve your spot knowing that you can cancel with no penalties. Please note, refunds will be the only compensation provided if we determine that we cannot proceed with the camp program.

Our summer camps offer a science experience full of fun discovery and hands-on activities, and take advantage of everything we have to offer, including the interactive Planetarium, Animal Discovery Room, and museum exhibits. Campers can feel the magic of engaging in the same practices and activities that scientists use in the field as they investigate, experiment, rediscover, design, test, iterate, and invent together. Each week of camp offers a new theme, covering engineering, math, life, nature, or space. We have something for every young scientist to enjoy!

If you are a member you are eligible for discounted prices on camps. Once you login to your account following the instructions below, the member price will be applied to your camp purchases.

If you are not a current member, you can renew your membership or become a new member at the same time that you are purchasing camps, and the discounted camp price will be reflected in the cart at check-out.

How to Register for Camp

  1. Review our camp offerings and click the "Register Now" button next to your camp choice. This will take you to our new camp purchase page.
  2. Click "Login" in the upper left corner of the screen which will take you to the account login page.
  3. If you are a current Member, or your membership recently expired, you may already have an account. Follow the instructions on the page to confirm your account. Check your incoming email for a message from lhsreg@berkeley.edu with instructions to reset your password. Come back to the login screen, then login with your email address and password.
  4. If you are not a Member, create a new account.
  5. Pick your desired camp title and session from the complete list of camps. Note that you can sort by grade level and start date or scroll to find your camp.
  6. Add a new Registrant (the child who will be attending camp) then select that registrant from the dropdown menu.
  7. Complete the waivers and forms and make your payment.
  8. Review your purchase on the confirmation screen. You will also receive a confirmation email message.

For help with Membership
hallmembers@berkeley.edu
(510) 642-1838

For help with Registration
lhsreg@berkeley.edu
(510) 642-5134

At The Lawrence, we view science learning as a gateway for kids to acquire the necessary skills to become empathetic thinkers, innovative problem-solvers, and lifelong learners. We focus on exploring the core concepts of science alongside social emotional development. All programs are designed to engage campers in activities and projects that interest them as a morning (9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.), afternoon (12:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.), or full-day (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) experience. All camps take place at The Lawrence and include visits to our Planetarium, Animal Discovery Room, and museum exhibits.

Campers have the following options:

  1. Purchase a Half-Day camp offering, morning or afternoon, including the option of supervised lunch at no additional cost (lunch not provided by The Lawrence). You may purchase two half-day camps for a full-day experience. For details and foods to avoid, please review our Registration Information page.
  2. Purchase Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon for your convenience.
Half Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK AM CAMP PM CAMP CAMP
June 8-12 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Toy Makers
June 15–19 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Dinosaur Detectives
June 22–26 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Slime Investigators
June 29–July 3 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Nature Explorers
July 6–10 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Moon Landers
July 13–17 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Toy Makers
July 20–24 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Dinosaur Detectives
July 27–31 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Slime Investigators
August 3–7 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Nature Explorers
August 10–14 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Moon Landers

Thank you for your interest in Ages 4 & 5 – Entering K camps!

All Elementary School camps take place Mon.–Fri., 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., at The Lawrence and include visits to our Planetarium, Animal Discovery Room, and museum exhibits.

Campers have the following options:

  1. Purchase from the Full-Day camp offerings. All Full-Day camps include a supervised lunch at no additional cost (lunch not provided by The Lawrence).For details and foods to avoid, please review our Registration Information page.
  2. Purchase Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon for your convenience.
Full Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK HOURS CAMP
June 8–12 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Maker Space: Rube Goldberg Machines
June 15–19 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Superhero Detectives
June 22–26 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Food Engineering: 'One Day Cafe'
June 29–July 3 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Craft: Art Gallery
July 6–10 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Space Travel: The Asteroid Belt
July 13–17 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Maker Space: Rube Goldberg Machines
July 20–24 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Superhero Detectives
July 27–31 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Food Engineering: 'One Day Cafe'
August 3–7 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Craft: Art Gallery
August 10–14 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Space Travel: The Asteroid Belt

Thank you for your interest in grades 1-2 Camps!

All Elementary School camps take place Mon.–Fri., 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., at The Lawrence and include visits to our Planetarium, Animal Discovery Room, and museum exhibits.

Campers have the following options:

  1. Purchase from the Full-Day camp offerings. All Full-Day camps include a supervised lunch at no additional cost (lunch not provided by the Lawrence). For details and foods to avoid, please review our Registration Information page.
  2. Purchase Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon for your convenience.
Full Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK HOURS CAMP
June 8–12 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. City Engineers: Quakes and Shakes
June 15–19 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. LEGO Robotics: Summer Olympics
June 22–26 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Super Senses Spycraft
June 29–July 3 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Detectives
July 6–10 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Journey Beyond Earth
July 13–17 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. City Engineers: Quakes and Shakes
July 20–24 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. LEGO Robotics: Summer Olympics
July 27–31 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Super Senses Spycraft
August 3–7 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Detectives
August 10–14 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Journey Beyond Earth

Thank you for your interest in grades 3-4-5 Camps!

All Middle School camps take place Mon.–Fri., 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., at The Lawrence and include visits to our Planetarium, Animal Discovery Room, and museum exhibits.

Campers have the following options:

  1. Purchase from the Full-Day camp offerings. All Full-Day camps include a supervised lunch at no additional cost (lunch not provided by the Lawrence). For details and foods to avoid, please review our Registration Information page.
  2. Purchase Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon for your convenience.
Full Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK HOURS CAMP
June 8–12 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Designing Structures: Building Bridges
June 15–19 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Climate Change: Tools of the Trade
June 22–26 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Medical Mystery
June 29–July 3 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Investigations: Animal World
July 6–10 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Coding for Space Exploration
July 13–17 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Designing Structures: Building Bridges
July 20–24 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Climate Change: Tools of the Trade
July 27–31 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Medical Mystery
August 3–7 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Investigations: Animal World
August 10–14 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Coding for Space Exploration

Thank you for your interest in grades 6-7-8 Camps!

Are you considering an education or even a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (the STEM fields)? Our Teen Research Programs provide a hands-on research experience that you can’t get anywhere else. You will gain skills and knowledge on topics ranging from biotech genetics to oceanography to coding, all while adding valuable experience to your college application.

We are considering adding more Teen Research Programs covering additional subjects. If you are interested in learning more, please email joannaoren@berkeley.edu.

Please Note: When purchasing Science in the Field - Marine Biology in Bodega Bay (Sunday, June 14th–Friday, June 19th) or Science in the Field - Forest Ecology & Fire Management in Truckee National Forest (Sunday, June 29th–Friday, July 3rd), you are registering for an overnight camp. Food and housing will be provided, and a packing list will be shared in advance of the camp week.

Non-residential Programs: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK HOURS CAMP
June 14–19 Science in the Field - Marine Biology (residential)
June 28–July 3 Science in the Field - Forest Ecology & Fire Management (residential)
July 6–10 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Science in the Lab - Coding Nanobots (Python)
July 13–17 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Science in the Lab - Bio Design
July 20–July 24 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Science in the Lab - Climate Change & Python Programming
July 27–31 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Science in the Lab - Biotech Genetics

Thank you for your interest in grades 9-10-11-12 Camps!

 
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