Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science

'Our mission is to inspire and foster science learning for all—especially for those with limited access to science.'

For an educational science outing like no other while in the San Francisco area be sure to visit the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley's world-renowned science center.

Star of the science scene at Berkeley for over 50 years now, this public science center offers hands-on exhibits for visits, aids professional development, and offers school science resources to students of all ages. It is considered to be the country's only science center that is a part of a top-tier, public research university, allowing it the ability to partner with world-class scientists, engineers, educational leaders and teachers with 'the goal of developing and disseminating the most innovative and effective STEM programs available today'.

During your group's visit, you will be able to 'sit atop a fiberglass whale, explore hands-on exhibits, and check out the planetarium', among many other things. here is a quick list of some of the major exhibits and attractions you will be able to see during your visit; Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, 3D Theater, Planetarium, Reinventing Reality, Biotechnology Learning Lab, Math Around the World, Design Quest, Sun Earth Universe, Pheena the Fin Whale, Discovery Theater, Science on a Sphere, and many, many more. The wide variety of exhibits are perfect for learners of all ages!

Before you go grab a bite to eat at The Bay View Cafe and/or visit The Discovery Corner Toy and Book Store to pick up any educational materials, gifts, or souvenirs you may want.

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.