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Lawrence Hall of Science

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fantastic Field Trip or day trip with kids

Wonderful hands-on Science Museum that fully engage the kids and the adults as well. Spectacular... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Robert B
Vacaville, United States
Great place to visit.

Excellent visit for adults and kids. The interactive exhibits very well designed and very... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Nando T
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
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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...more
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1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Wonderful hands-on Science Museum that fully engage the kids and the adults as well. Spectacular scenery overlooking the hills. A great place to see, so worthy of a long visit!

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Excellent visit for adults and kids. The interactive exhibits very well designed and very educational. A pleasure to be there with my grand son.

Thank Nando T
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is not a huge place and I was concerned when we first walked in that there wouldn't be enough for my eight year old to stay occupied for a few hours, but I was wrong. He absolutely loved it. They have a mix of...More

Thank dj_lovesholidays
Reviewed 9 August 2018

High in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus is the Lawrence Hall of Science. I have taken my children and all the grand kids over the years. Many fascinating exhibits and often UC students to help explain them. They have a cafeteria for lunch...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you want a great place to view the entire Berkeley/Bay Area, head up hear to the parking lot of the Lawrence Hall. On a clear day you can see forever.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Took our grandson there who is 7 years old. He had a good time but I think the best is if he had a friend with him. He hesitated to try all the exhibits until I attempted them first. I don’t believe that would have...More

5  Thank jimr20162016
Reviewed 12 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 willgray77
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

1  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 7 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

1  Thank Joe S
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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.
18 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.