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Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley

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The Lawrence Hall of Science is a public science center in Berkeley, California that offers hands-on science exhibits, designs curriculum, aids professional development, and offers after school science resources to students of all ages. The Hall was established in 1968 in honor of physicist Ernest Orlando Lawrence (1901–1958), the University of California's first Nobel laureate. The Hall is located in the hills above the University of California, Berkeley campus, less than a mile uphill from the University's Botanical Garden.
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  • if you want to see Berkley and the whole bay, head up to Centennial Drive to the Lawrence Hall of Science. Parking may be a bit hard to find, depending on the time of day you arrive. In the... 
    if you want to see Berkley and the whole bay, head up to Centennial Drive to the Lawrence Hall of Science. Parking may be a bit hard to find, depending on the time of day you arrive. In the...  more »
  • First came here on a field trip in grade school, if I could have, I would have lived here for the rest of my childhood. Take your kids! lots of interactive exhibits 
    First came here on a field trip in grade school, if I could have, I would have lived here for the rest of my childhood. Take your kids! lots of interactive exhibits  more »
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  • We got married here back in the mid-2000s. It was AMAZING. Around 100 guests. Ceremony was out front overlooking the bay - breathtaking - then reception was in the back, plus everything inside! At the time, the exhibit was Science of the Circus, so in addition to all the neat interactive permanent exhibits, our guests (kids and adults) got to walk the tightrope and fly on a trapeze. It was after-hours, but attending staff was included in the very reasonable price. So much fun! The event coordination folks were incredibly nice and great to work with, and the price was fantastic. It’s been a while, so not sure if this is still an option, but if so, we highly recommended this spot for a fun, memorable wedding.
  • A great place for kids to experiment and enjoy discovering some interesting scientific phenomena. There is a lot to do and our little one got so engaged that she didn't want to go home at the end of the day. They have a place for dining outside that overlooks the whole Bay area but it the wind was blowing hard up there. The 3D documentary was fun to watch for all ages. Staff are courteous and helpful. I definitely recommend this place. There were plenty of parking spaces, but not for free.

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