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Lawrence Hall of Science

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 1 week ago
richard g
My grandkids love it!

I have an 11 year old grandson and two 6 year old granddaughters (cousins). When they come to... read more

Reviewed 5 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
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All reviews all ages killer view yr old grandson outdoor exhibits view of the bay rainy day grandkids love live animals kids and adults gift shop three hours field trip great for kids uc berkeley campus the east bay planetarium cafeteria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 But the indoor collection was smaller than anticipated and a bit old & outdated.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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 January 7, 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 December 24, 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 December 1, 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 September 29, 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 September 5, 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 August 27, 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
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Jenny K
January 31, 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.
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sharon F
October 13, 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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Looks like you have your answer, and they're accurate! Believe me, the experience is worth the price.
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