Events from the Hall

On top of all the learning and fun we offer every day, events are even more great reasons to visit Lawrence Hall of science all year and become a Hall member. Bring your family, friends, and students to our maker events, special exhibit happenings, holiday science parties, trips to other UC Berkeley locales and much more.

Hall Events

FOSS Summer Camp

Science teachers and administrators from grades pre-K through 8 are gathering for a two-day virtual expedition like no other. Join us, either day or both. Huddle 'round the monitor as science education experts share their secrets. And come away prepared to teach hands-on science as never before. Workshop: All Professional Development: FOSS P.D. July 20 – 21, 2021 every day 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Community Connections: Resiliency and Creativity during COVID-19 exhibit at the Lawrence

A Call for Artifacts for New Upcoming Exhibit

The Lawrence Hall of Science is looking to highlight the experiences of our communities in response to the pandemic as part of our new upcoming exhibit, “Community Connections: Resiliency and Creativity during COVID-19”. This exhibit will feature objects and stories from the community - and we need your help!

Science at Cal Lecture Series presents Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance

Lecture Series - Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Did you know that you have been helping to manage the COVID pandemic, just by going to the bathroom? Since April 2020, a large team of researchers at U.C. Berkeley has been working with local partners to monitor wastewater for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Science at Cal Lecture Series presents Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance, featuring Dr. Kara Nelson, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Midday Science Cafe presents Synthetic Biology for a Sustainable Future

Midday Science Cafe - Synthetic Biology for a Sustainable Future

Thursday, June 17, 2021

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological systems, and researchers are using it to solve problems in a wide variety of fields, from medicine, to energy and the environment, to agriculture and beyond. In this Midday Science Cafe, we will hear from researchers making headway in two areas of synthetic biology. Featuring Dr. Yuzhong Liu and Dr. Changman Kim.

Harnessing Machine Learning for Science event

Midday Science Cafe - Harnessing Machine Learning for Science

Thursday, May 20, 2021

12 - 1:30 p.m.

How can we improve machine learning to better solve complex scientific problems? By advancing methods that are built to handle sophisticated algorithms and the three-dimensional geometry of physical systems. In this Midday Science Cafe, we’ll learn from two researchers tackling these challenges in order to make machine learning more effective.

TechHive AI

Explore the intersection of AI and cybersecurity, how it can help protect us, and the potential threats it poses. TechHive AI program for high school juniors and seniors is now accepting applications. Apply by May 17th.

Lecture Series - The Oakland EcoBlock: A Novel Approach to Building Resilient Communities

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Addressing climate change brings challenges on several different fronts. In this talk, we’ll learn from Dr. Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier about the Oakland EcoBlock project, funded by the California Energy Commission and led by UC Berkeley researchers in collaboration with Berkeley Lab and the City of Oakland, which proposes a way to meet these multiple challenges.

Midday Science Cafe - Adapting to Change: The Future of California's Water-Energy Nexus

Thursday, April 15, 2021

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Water and energy, two intricately connected systems, are critical to California’s future as we face increasing urbanization and climate change. In this Midday Science Cafe, we’ll hear from two researchers studying the connection between water and energy, or the “water-energy nexus”.

Other Events

Inspiring the Future, Together. Art, science, and culture ignite a lifelong thirst for learning at the Museums of Berkeley

Museums of Berkeley

The Lawrence Hall of Science is one of five public museums at UC Berkeley. Learn more about the programs, collections, and culture you can experience at Berkeley's museums.

Community Events

Check back soon for more Community Events

Watch this space to learn about great events where the Hall participates in the Bay Area and beyond. Events such as the White House Easter Egg Roll, Maker Faire, Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair, Bay Area Science Festival, and more. Click through for links and more information.

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