The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
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.
All of our facilities are accessible to visitors with disabilities. If there is anything we can do to make your visit easier, please let us know.
Visitors with disabilities (individuals as well as groups) receive a discount. Groups should make reservations in advance by calling 510-642-5134 Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sign-language interpreters or other necessary attendants are admitted free of charge.
All exhibition spaces and all public spaces and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are located on the lower “C” level, which you can get to by elevator. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for loan, free of charge, at the Visitor Services Desk. You will need to leave an I.D. as a deposit when borrowing a wheelchair.
First Aid is located at the Visitor Services Desk.
Benches are located throughout The Lawrence as well as outside: as part of the Plaza Fountain and in our Forces that Shape the Bay science park.
Guide dogs and other certified assistance animals are welcome here.
Assistive listening devices are available during presentations in our auditorium, including our 3D movie. Please ask the staff member in the auditorium for assistance or the contact the Visitor Services Desk. We are committed to making all of our in-house workshops accessible to the hearing-impaired. Call the Registration Office at 510-642-5132 ext. 3 well in advance if you would like sign-language interpretation.
Visitors who display a handicapped plate or placard may park in one of the ten identified spaces in the Bus Circle directly in front of the plaza. A drop-off area is also located in the same location.
You can take BART, a UC Berkeley shuttle bus, or AC transit to The Lawrence. For information about bus accessibility in Berkeley and the East Bay, phone AC Transit at 5-1-1 or visit their website at actransit.org. All UC shuttle buses are wheelchair accessible.
While the Bay View Cafe is closed, you can purchase a selection of snacks and drinks at The Lawrence Discovery Store.
The Lawrence Discovery Store is open for business—featuring great toys, books, and science kits.
Age 3+: $20
Kids under 2: FREE
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