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Lawrence Hall of Science

Closes in 10 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great Place for Kids

Very interesting. This is a great place to take kids (and big kids). Lots of things to do. They... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charles B
Prince George, Virginia
Interested and varied exhibits

Interested and varied exhibits. It's up on the hill above UC Berkeley campus. Has a beautiful view... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
richard g
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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 4 weeks ago

Very interesting. This is a great place to take kids (and big kids). Lots of things to do. They have a fantastic bookstore.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charles B
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Interested and varied exhibits. It's up on the hill above UC Berkeley campus. Has a beautiful view of the of the day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank richard g
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This museum has a great lookout over the hill of the East Bay. Its outdoor exhibits are good & interestinginteresting, providing in pleasant weather. But the indoor collection was smaller than anticipated and a bit old & outdated. It's really time for an update &...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 15 January 2019

I have an 11 year old grandson and two 6 year old granddaughters (cousins). When they come to visit me, this is their first choice--all 3 of them--for a place to visit. They actually prefer it to the Exploratorium in San Francisco--I think because it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WearyWilyTraveler
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This place makes everyone feel like a kid. You will be amazed my the sheer size of Lawrence Hall. The exhibits are engaging and it is a great place on a rainy day. They also run fun camps for afterschool, in the summer and school...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tgiles25
Reviewed 7 January 2019

We went here on a winter day and spent a nice 3-4 hours...things to do for all ages and simple. The views are also amazing.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kesslane
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

This is the BEST place for introducing toddlers to the fun of science. A planetarium, hundreds of "games" and build-it-yourself stations that kids just eat up. We spent a thrilling 3 hours on a rainy day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. More to the point, my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 1 December 2018

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
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Jenny K
1 February 2019|
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Response from Nando T | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. You may get your friend a membership and then visit the facilities. I suggest you contact them to get all the details and options.
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.