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.
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 Hall member. 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.
Join us on Friday, December 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the lobby of The Lawrence for a special […]
You’ll hear from two scientists who study the bacteria, fungi, and viruses that make up a microbiome. First, Dr. Kyle […]
Celebrate Halloween with the following activities: Watch Pioneers in Engineering launch pumpkins high into the air with their trebuchet Visit […]
Dr. Kerri Johnson, a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Berkeley, will then discuss how climate change is projected to make hillslope […]
This edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through middle school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, STEM coordinators, summer […]
Berkeley Lab scientist Dr. Jacob Bueno de Mesquita examines the patterns of inhalation exposure from wildfire smoke and the associated […]
Berkeley Lab scientist Kathy Shield will walk us through the f-elements, the elusive, and often dismissed, bottom two rows of […]
Product of Mexico: The Socio-Environmental Impacts of Food Trade Step into any supermarket in the US and you are likely […]
We will zero in on a core finding: that true happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and […]
Grab an after-work beverage of your choice for a fun night of science, trivia, and socializing with two budding UC Berkeley researchers.
Water and energy, two intricately connected systems, are critical to California’s future as we face increasing urbanization and climate change. In this Midday Science Cafe, we’ll hear from two researchers studying the connection between water and energy, or the “water-energy nexus”.
Grounds for Science presents From Brain to Behavior: Using Advanced Technologies to Probe Population Activity in the Brain featuring April Myers, Vision Science Graduate Group & Pulling Carbon Out of Thin Air: Strategies from Bacteria, Algae, and Plants featuring Julia Borden, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology.
Science teachers and administrators from grades pre-K through 8 are gathering for a two-day virtual expedition like no other. Join us, either day or both. Huddle ’round the monitor as science education experts share their secrets. And come away prepared to teach hands-on science as never before. Workshop: All Professional Development: FOSS P.D. July 20 – 21, 2021 every day 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Did you know that you have been helping to manage the COVID pandemic, just by going to the bathroom? Since April 2020, a large team of researchers at U.C. Berkeley has been working with local partners to monitor wastewater for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Science at Cal Lecture Series presents Monitoring COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area through Sewershed Surveillance, featuring Dr. Kara Nelson, Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological systems, and researchers are using it to solve problems in a wide variety of fields, from medicine, to energy and the environment, to agriculture and beyond. In this Midday Science Cafe, we will hear from researchers making headway in two areas of synthetic biology. Featuring Dr. Yuzhong Liu and Dr. Changman Kim.
How can we improve machine learning to better solve complex scientific problems? By advancing methods that are built to handle sophisticated algorithms and the three-dimensional geometry of physical systems. In this Midday Science Cafe, we’ll learn from two researchers tackling these challenges in order to make machine learning more effective.
Explore the intersection of AI and cybersecurity, how it can help protect us, and the potential threats it poses. TechHive AI program for high school juniors and seniors is now accepting applications. Apply by May 17th.
Addressing climate change brings challenges on several different fronts. In this talk, we’ll learn from Dr. Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier about the Oakland EcoBlock project, funded by the California Energy Commission and led by UC Berkeley researchers in collaboration with Berkeley Lab and the City of Oakland, which proposes a way to meet these multiple challenges.
Topic: COVID-19: An environmental and social justice context for learning What: A series of two 90–min sessions of free, online, […]
Who: Mini PL Series for 6th-12th grade science, history, math, computer and social science teachers and instructional coaches. What: Join […]
Thursday, December 31, 2020 NYE Day Party Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve Day Party! This year we […]
Lunch & Learn: How XR Experiences in Museums Can Support Equity and Inclusion Thursday, August 20, 2020 12:30 p.m. – […]
Monday, December 14, 2020 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free with registration Join BaySci online on December 14 to reflect […]
What will it take to create a carbon-neutral future? UC Berkeley undergraduate students are invited to explore innovation transportation solutions […]
Friday, October 30, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. $5 per family (free for Members) […]
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:00–5:30 p.m., VIP Science Experience 5:30–6:30 p.m., Main Event About the Event 2020 has changed the […]
Enriching, fun, and engaging science activities in-person or all completely online!
Camps & Classes
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.
Exhibits & Activities