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Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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We went for the view.

If you want a great place to view the entire Berkeley/Bay Area, head up hear to the parking lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
Great for kids

Took our grandson there who is 7 years old. He had a good time but I think the best is if he had a... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
jimr20162016
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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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).
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (12 reviews)
“killer view” (3 reviews)
“outside area” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
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+1 510-642-5132
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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
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Reviewed 5 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
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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

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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
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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

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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

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is the kind of science museum where the kids race around and carry out activities in the name of science. It is not clear though if they are even aware of the the science part. It doesn't matter. The place is fun for the...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 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 23 July 2017

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
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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

1  Thank Paulo M
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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.
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SanFranciscoNils
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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.
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