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 member of The Lawrence. 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.

Children on the DNA Sculpture on the plaza at The Lawrence


the molecular structure of ice cream

Summer Funday: Ice Cream Day

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Learn to make your own ice cream treat…with science!

A child smiles when a ball rolls down a ramp.

Summer Funday: Fun with Physics

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

From rollers to resistors, from magnets to mirrors, our tabletop demonstrations help you explore the forces of motion and energy of our universe.

A graphic that reads Science of the Human Body

Science@Stockmen’s Park

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Explore everyday science at Science@Stockmen’s Park, a free, accessible monthly outdoor event for children, teens, and adults. As part of this month’s Science of the Human Body event, The Lawrence-On-the-Go will present our Lights! Optics! Action! activity.

Map of the World

Science at Cal – Uncovering the Past: Using Genetic Data to Understand Human History and Evolution

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Recent advances in sequencing DNA have opened up new opportunities to use genetic data to improve our understanding of human history and evolution. For example, genetic data can be used to reconstruct migration patterns, understand how genomes change across different species or lineages, and understand how our evolutionary history impacts disease and adaptation. To illustrate this work, Dr. Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology and Center of Computational Biology, will discuss two ongoing projects.

A child is looking at an insect on a leaf

Summer Funday: Bug Bonanza

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Look carefully… Six legs? Eight legs? Fourteen? Let’s observe bugs up close and see what we can learn!

Andrea Naranjo Soledad and colleague

Caminos de la Ciencia: El Poder de la Conciencia Ambiental y la Comunidad: de Colombia al UC Berkeley

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Antes de haberse mudado a Estados Unidos, Andrea Naranjo Soledad, estudiante de doctorado en la Universidad de California, Berkeley, vivió en Bogotá, Colombia, donde vio a muchas comunidades viviendo con aire y agua contaminada, falta de alimentos, y con falta de instalaciones sanitarias. Esto la motivó a encontrar formas de ayudar a las comunidades de bajos recursos a tener acceso al agua potable. En esta presentación, ella nos compartirá cómo sus experiencias junto con el apoyo de su comunidad la ayudaron a entrar al programa de doctorado en UC Berkeley.

Investigate and Engage

Enriching, fun, and engaging science activities featuring a range of topics across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics!

Explore The Lawrence

Discover something new, spark your imagination, and get hands-on, feet-on and brain-on when you visit our exhibits for all ages. Explore science by doing science.