Photo of the Hall at dusk

The Hall will be temporarily closed September 3–October 11 to update exhibits, improve signage, replace the flooring and paint on C-level, carry out maintenance and repairs…and provide our resident animals with a much-needed vacation following a summer of excited visitors and campers.

Note that the Hall Plaza, including Pheena and the DNA Sculpture, are available for you to enjoy during this time. If you do visit, please remember that UC Parking & Transportation will enforce all meters and signs during the temporary closure. Please visit UC Berkeley’s Parking and Transportation online for more information.

Keep an eye out for our September Hall Monthly eNewsletter to learn about our upcoming programs and updates for this fall. (Sneak Peek: Look out especially for info about a new traveling exhibition that will premiere at the Hall in November!) Not subscribed to our eNewsletters yet? Sign up today »

Botanical Garden visitors overlook a pond

Member Benefits Available During the Temporary Closure

Hall membership means more than simply free access to UC Berkeley’s Public Science Center; it’s your ticket to free and reduced admission at other great institutions around the Bay Area, discounts on the Hall’s award-winning camps and classes, and more. During our short break, you can still shop online at the Discovery Corner Store, use your reciprocal admission at other area museums, and receive free admission to the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens in September!

University of California Botanical Garden

Visit the UC Botanical Garden, free, during the month of September with your Hall membership card!* Fall is a beautiful time of year to be outside, and this renowned garden is a magical place to take the family. Please visit the Botanical Garden online for more information, including hours of admission and a calendar of events.

  • Friend level admits cardholder and one free guest (adult or child).
  • Family level and Family Premium level admit cardholders, as well as children in the household. Guest privileges do not extend to Botanical Garden Admission.

*Please note: Your Lawrence Hall of Science membership card and photo ID must be presented at the Botanical Garden kiosk for admission only. Benefits do not include any Member discounts or privileges at the Garden’s store.

All membership levels enjoy 50% off admission at over 300 museums worldwide, including the following Bay Area institutions*:

*Check ASTC Passport Program Policies before visiting, as the number admitted may vary by institution.

Did you know that Family Premium and Contributing level memberships include access to the ACM Reciprocal Admission Program? Get 50% off admission for up to 6 people at over 200 Association of Children’s Museums institutions.

Learn more about the ASTC and ACM Reciprocal Admission Programs.