The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Open extra days Thanksgiving week!
Monday, 11/22 and Tuesday, 11/23
Closed Thursday, 11/25
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
From glowing microbes to geckos, our science center is where fascination runs wild. Our hands-on experiences are designed to inspire minds of all ages, immersing visitors in the thrill of exploration and the delight of discovery.
Welcome to The Lawrence.
Build a rocket, explore the cosmos, and on your way back, meet a snake. Whether you’re curious about robots, reptiles, or anything in between, you’ll find a spark for your inner scientist at The Lawrence.
Visit The Lawrence Discovery Store Online to get curated guides to great experiments, books and more.
Design your own toys, be a marine biologist, dive into animation—and so much more. Our camps and classes are a community favorite, and with experiences for learners from pre-K to high school, there’s something for everyone.
Engage with our community, enjoy free admission, and unique opportunities to do science.
Volunteers are vital to the Lawrence Hall of Science. By joining our volunteers, you can help expand the number of people we serve at The Lawrence and in the community. Share your expertise, energy and love of science with all ages, to make an impact on public understanding of science and inspire future scientists.
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