The Lawrence Hall of Science allows visitors young and old to expand their scientific knowledge with fun and interactive exhibits. Their programs are especially well suited to children of school age which makes this an ideal location for a family visit. It is also home to a Planetarium and a 3-D Theatre which are always entertaining.
Things to Do
- The Lawrence's various exhibits are separated into different groupings depending on what they cover or how you can experience what they have to offer. So in the Animal Investigations section you can learn about insects, T. Rex's, chinchillas, mastodons and triceratops.
- Touch, Climb and Crawl is the ideal area for children. Here they will put their motor skills to the test by climbing the center's giant DNA sculpture or by working in the Kids Lab. Then they can exercise their minds with the games and activities on offer at the Puzzles and Brain Teasers section.
- At the 3-D Theatre you can see short films that explore the wonders of the world around us with a focus on nature. Head to the Planetarium if you are more interested in the wonders outside of our world. Here you can see shows that explore our night sky and the many billions of stars it is home to.
- The Lawrence runs all manner of workshops, camps and classes for kids and school groups. You can get details of what is on offer on their website.
Lawrence Hall of Science Insider Tips
- There is a lot of paid parking operated by UC Berkeley surrounding the Hall of Science. The cost for these spaces is $1 an hour.