Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley

4.3
#1 of 8 in Museums in Berkeley
Welcome to the Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley’s public science center. We have been providing parents, kids, and educators with opportunities to engage with science since 1968.

We investigate, create, and evaluate educational materials and methods, professional development programs, and hands-on learning experiences for our science center, schools, communities, and homes. We develop programs that engage across the learning continuum — from simple curiosity to deep understanding. And our programs are proven effective in any environment — from informal to afterschool to formal K–12 classrooms.

Since the Hall opened to the public in 1968, learning by doing has been core to all of our programs. We emphasize science inquiry as well as science content. We know that children learn more effectively and develop stronger interests in science and math if they engage with the subject through hands-on investigations. To address the challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education today, we’ve created a comprehensive set of programs to help increase the quality and quantity of great science learning that kids get both in and out of school.
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  • This is a science exploration place for young children. Many hands on opportunities and a chance to pick up unique gifts. On top of that it is located overlooking the bay, giving the best view I have ...  more »
  • This museum is for curious and they also make celebrations (independence of the USA) and this celebration was very good only that is a very high place so it has too much fog
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  • Beautiful views of the San Fransisco Bay; you feel like you can see everything. The science center is very nice got young children, and the entire visit was very interactive. You can make rocket ships from paper and test them against each other. The Planetarium where you can see Earth, moons, and planets was very interesting.
  • Interesting Science museum. I remember the cyclotron exhibit the best. Learned how helium and other gases are made. Has great view of San Francisco. Driving up the mountain you also get a great view of the Hayward fault.

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