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Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Worth a visit, especially for families!

The Lawrence Hall of Science is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are a larger group or... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Aalen, Germany
via mobile
Kids (& grown ups) love it!

Lawerence Hall of Science was such a pleasant surprise! Our family group of four adults and two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 of a planet on a 6-ft diameter globe, meet an animal friend in the Animal Discovery Room, and design, build, and test your own creations in Design Quest. Looking for even more ways to explore science? Add a Planetarium or National Geographic 3D Theater show to your visit (Planetarium and 3D Theater admission is extra).
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bay area” (17 reviews)
“outside area” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Lawrence Hall of Science is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are a larger group or come with your family. On a nice sunny day without fog, you can also see the great Bay Area from here!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lawerence Hall of Science was such a pleasant surprise! Our family group of four adults and two eight year olds decided to do something educational for an hour or so during our vacation in Berkeley. We stayed all day! The hands-on experience was great, the...More

Thank PearlCanada
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The location is fantastic and it is possible to have one of the best view of the Bay Area. The displays are interactive and provides insightful scientific facts

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Lawrence Hall of Science is a great place to take kids for hands on exploration. Everything is kid friendly and turns play into science. There are different exhibits for building air rockets, kinetic tracks, parachutes, wind tunnels, ramps for balls, and a stop motion...More

Thank Jenn K
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Thoughtful and Creative means of engaging kids minds, especially in math and science. Loved seeing our daughter with her grandmother figuring things out and "playing" with the various exhibits. The hands-on piece makes it extra special. On top of that, the views are outstanding with...More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We spent (1 adult, 2 kids ages 10 and 13) spent about 3 hours - building, creating, moving (Design Quest and Going Places were big hits!). The outside courtyard (SunStones, dams) was also great - and of course climbing the whale and the DNA. Definitely...More

Thank jarpsyd
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We thought our 8 and 11-year old grandkids would be done in two hours. We were wrong! They were still going strong (and we had to put more time on the parking meter--only $1 per hour, not a problem!). The exhibits are highly interactive in...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Lawrence Hall of Science (aka "LHS") has been located in the hills of Berkeley for a looonnngg time. I used to go there many moons ago as a kid as well as an adult when my child was growing. This place is definitely a place...More

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Check the online schedule before you go so that you can enjoy programs being offered, and don't miss the biology lab. I took my children here when they were young, and visit now and again as an adult. It's a great place to go for...More

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Depending on the current exhibit, you could meet lifesize animatronic dinosaurs, learn how computers work, see weird science and weather. Lots of interactive stuff for kids. Astronomy geeks - one of the best places in the East Bay to get decent views of the Perseid,...More

Thank turtlesrus0
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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.