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Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Great place for little kids....

We decided to give this place a visit... Kind of pricey but worth it.... So many things to check... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Will G
Lincoln, California
via mobile
So So

Visited the Lawrence Hall of Science last week, haven't been there for years..wasn't missing... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Antioch, California
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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).
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“all ages” (12 reviews)
“killer view” (3 reviews)
“outside area” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We decided to give this place a visit... Kind of pricey but worth it.... So many things to check our for a four year old.... This place is big with a couple floors and so many options .... Live animals including snakes and turtles... Great,...More

Thank Will G
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited the Lawrence Hall of Science last week, haven't been there for years..wasn't missing anything. The entry for three of us was $36.00. I thought it was a rip off considering that the majority of the exhibits weren't amazing at all..most seemed like something right...More

Thank MSCHI2
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The name says it all, "Hall of Science" -- Located above UC Berkeley, with a killer view from the parking lot of The Bay Area. Butm step inside and fill up your brain on new knowedge, presented in ways that a young child will start...More

Thank sdkimbrough
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The birthplace ot the Atomic Bomb. Every thing else is secondary. There are lots of things to see about Lawrence's contribution to the development of the US Nuclear plans for the Second World War. Unfortunately, 77 years later we are having to deal with a...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is the kind of science museum where the kids race around and carry out activities in the name of science. It is not clear though if they are even aware of the the science part. It doesn't matter. The place is fun for the...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The Lawrence Hall of Science is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are a larger group or come with your family. On a nice sunny day without fog, you can also see the great Bay Area from here!

Thank munirb905
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Lawerence Hall of Science was such a pleasant surprise! Our family group of four adults and two eight year olds decided to do something educational for an hour or so during our vacation in Berkeley. We stayed all day! The hands-on experience was great, the...More

Thank PearlCanada
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The location is fantastic and it is possible to have one of the best view of the Bay Area. The displays are interactive and provides insightful scientific facts

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

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 June 2017

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
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sharon F
14 October 2017|
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Response from PearlCanada | Reviewed this property |
We got free tickets for kids at the Berkeley Visitor Center on 2030 Addison Street, plus lots of other cool information.
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.