Pheena the whale returns to the Lawrence Hall of Science on a crane.

While our building is closed to the public, we continue to advance our mission and to provide inspiring and engaging science-learning experiences. In fact, we are hard at work designing new approaches to fostering hands-on, interactive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences that can be done in a manner consistent with social distancing guidelines in your home, community, and outdoors.

Exciting facilities upgrades are under way, including: rewiring the building to improve connectivity; refreshing our public spaces with new flooring, paint, signage, and furniture; designing and developing new exhibits and activities—including a new Outdoor Nature Lab on our classroom level; plus a few even more exciting surprises! The extended closure will allow us to complete these projects efficiently and to undertake several ambitious projects that have been under consideration for some years. We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to a fully refreshed, exciting facility once the public health crisis has passed.

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The Lawrence At Home

Visit our Lawrence at Home page to find engaging activities, live streams, and other resources for you and your family. You can have fun with science from the comfort of home!

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Camps and Classes

Enriching, fun, and engaging science activities in-person or all completely online!

Curriculum Programs

The Lawrence Discovery Store

An expanded set of home science kits and other engaging products are available at our online store.

What will happen to my Membership?

Visit our Membership page for the latest updates on benefits and programs.

Are school programs continuing?

We continue to work closely with many schools and districts but are not taking field trip reservations or offering in-person outreach programs. However, we are busy creating engaging online programs for schools to support distance learning.

Can I still host my event at The Lawrence?

We are not currently accepting inquiries or reservations for renting the science center for private events.

How can I get updates on reopening?

Throughout our closure we'll be sending out regular updates on new programs, progress of our renovations, and more. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter for the latest news.