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Lawrence Hall of Science

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Address: 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
Phone Number: 5106425132
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Description: Full of "hands on" activities and displays that explore scientific...
Full of "hands on" activities and displays that explore scientific principles.
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Great place to take kids

Always when I have children guests I take them for a day at the museum. It has been always a great experience with hands on participation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Always when I have children guests I take them for a day at the museum. It has been always a great experience with hands on participation.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lots of interactive, hands-on exhibits where kids (and adults) can create, construct, and experiment with materials. There's rooms for young children, as well as for older kids. You can enjoy a view of the bay and relax in the museum's outdoor area too. Don't miss it.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great place to open minds of all ages. Took the grand kids here when Tilden Park was just to hot. They had a great time with age appropriate exhibits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Pluses: huge patio with climbable sculptures out front, grassy field with excellent picnic spots and great views in back, hands-on experiments, friendly and welcoming people.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I were somewhat surprised to find out that the Center is devoted almost exclusively to hands on activities for children. We were not accompanying children, but we spent most of our time watching other people's children at the exhibits. I wish there had been more geared to adults. There is one display devoted to E. Lawrence and... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This small wel positioned museum is a must for small children who like to touch, spin, feel and have a lot of energy. There is something for the young person who likes to figure things out (puzzles) likes to run, likes to take things apart and likes to learn. A participating adult is necessary to explain many of the exhibits.... More 

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San Ramon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband & I visited the Lawrence Hall of Science for the first time in April 2015. My husband is a science buff (he has a MS in Physics) and works as scientist/engineer. The two of us were really looking forward to visiting the Lawrence Hall of Science. But we were a bit disappointed with our visit. We both felt... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We visit family in the SF Bay Area a couple of times a year and have been making the Lawrence Hall of Science a regular stop while were there. They change "theme" exhibits periodically so check the website to see what the current theme is. Prior reviews have captured this attraction so here's some side points related to LHS: If... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We're LHS members, but Design Quest just drives home that membership is money well spent. My daughter has spent DAYS at this exhibit on the stop-motion animation station. Loves it-- I love that it's encouraging creativity. There's lots to do here, from the Animal exploration rooms (weekends only, I think) to the Kiva blocks, to the wonderful movies they show... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lawrence Hall of Science is a local treasure and rainy-day mainstay for East Bay families. The exhibits are carefully thought out to be both fun and pedagogic. And new exhibits are deployed regularly, so repeat visits are fun. The cafe has decent child-friendly foods at reasonable prices and with a killer view over San Francisco Bay. There is often a... More 

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Additional Information about Lawrence Hall of Science

Address: Address: 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
Phone Number: 5106425132
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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