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Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Great, Hands On, Museum for Active Kids

The Lawrence Hall of Science is a great place to take kids for hands on exploration. Everything is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jenn K
Berkeley, California
Thoughtful and Creative

Thoughtful and Creative means of engaging kids minds, especially in math and science. Loved seeing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas A
Paso Robles, California, United States
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The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's Public Science Center. Join us and discover your inner scientist through fun and hands-on explorations in engineering, physics, astronomy, and more! Visit the Hall's Science on a Sphere® and take control of a planet on a 6-ft diameter globe, meet an animal friend in the Animal Discovery Room, and design, build, and test your own creations in Design Quest. Looking for even more ways to explore science? Add a Planetarium or National Geographic 3D Theater show to your visit (Planetarium and 3D Theater admission is extra).
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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Lawrence Hall of Science is a great place to take kids for hands on exploration. Everything is kid friendly and turns play into science. There are different exhibits for building air rockets, kinetic tracks, parachutes, wind tunnels, ramps for balls, and a stop motion...More

Thank Jenn K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoughtful and Creative means of engaging kids minds, especially in math and science. Loved seeing our daughter with her grandmother figuring things out and "playing" with the various exhibits. The hands-on piece makes it extra special. On top of that, the views are outstanding with...More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent (1 adult, 2 kids ages 10 and 13) spent about 3 hours - building, creating, moving (Design Quest and Going Places were big hits!). The outside courtyard (SunStones, dams) was also great - and of course climbing the whale and the DNA. Definitely...More

Thank jarpsyd
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We thought our 8 and 11-year old grandkids would be done in two hours. We were wrong! They were still going strong (and we had to put more time on the parking meter--only $1 per hour, not a problem!). The exhibits are highly interactive in...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lawrence Hall of Science (aka "LHS") has been located in the hills of Berkeley for a looonnngg time. I used to go there many moons ago as a kid as well as an adult when my child was growing. This place is definitely a place...More

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Check the online schedule before you go so that you can enjoy programs being offered, and don't miss the biology lab. I took my children here when they were young, and visit now and again as an adult. It's a great place to go for...More

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Depending on the current exhibit, you could meet lifesize animatronic dinosaurs, learn how computers work, see weird science and weather. Lots of interactive stuff for kids. Astronomy geeks - one of the best places in the East Bay to get decent views of the Perseid,...More

Thank turtlesrus0
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very hands on and engaging. The kids (5, 10, 11, 12) asked to come back before we even made it out of the entrance.

1  Thank christine d
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A wonderful place to take elementary and middle-school children. Fabulous views of the bay. Tilden park is right behind you for hiking opportunities and other fun.

Thank domsimonian
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Don't let curiosity get the best of you if you don't have kids. This is a relatively old museum with a lot of activities that will appeal to creative and active 5-15 year olds, but there is not much here for adults, especially if you...More

1  Thank AstronomerBill
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How much are tickets to LHS?
17 December 2015|
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Response from bradbunnin | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you have your answer, and they're accurate! Believe me, the experience is worth the price.