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Lawrence Hall of Science

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kids and adults love it

I went with a friend and two young children. We were there for three hours playing all the science... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ross B
Shenley, United Kingdom
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
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a friend and two young children. We were there for three hours playing all the science games. It was great fun even for the adults

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ross B
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!

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sdkimbrough
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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.