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Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
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Ranked #10 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Description: Full of "hands on" activities and displays that explore scientific principles.
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took my two grandchildren (6 and 9) and one of their friends (6) to LHS. The LHS is mainly for children and they love it there. They have hands on activities, but the science of what they are doing is not explained, although I am not sure if this happens when a school group attends. Most of the volunteers... More

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Overpriced McMuseum, with a great outside & views. Predictable traveling exhibits, betting area in basement, crappy cafeteria. Would have been cool on the 70's. No competition to the Exploratorium.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We always wind up taking our grandchildren. It's interactive and allows them to run around in a controlled space

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Vacaville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I purchased Family Yearly Passes the night before we visited with our 3 year old granddaughter. We took her dad here when he was a little older than she is and he loved it back then also. We will be going back again soon. We wanted to see the summer theme "Extreme Bugs" and we are happy... More

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Top Contributor
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21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was visiting a friend and we brougth our collective 5 kids up here (from 7-2 years old). When I arrived at the top of the hill and saw the long dinosaur sculpture/statue, I remembered coming here on a field trip as a kid. The kids spent about half an hour just climbing on the DNA structure and the dinosaur.... More

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our visit: We took our children here at an early age because of “their fascination” with getting into things with their hands. This place offered a lot of “hands on science exhibits,” which both of our children took an immediate liking to and spent hours running from one exhibit to the next. The only time we took a break was... More

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Northridge
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is the most amazing view of Berkeley and the bay. Don't miss the tour. Tour guide, tall girl, Kate, was so sweet & helpful.

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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We took a shuttle from UC Berkeley to here which is located on a hill. It is more for kids than adults but we did have fun. The views from up here are awesome!

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A wide array of presentations which provide hands on experience for a variety of sciences. In addition to trying out different physics demonstrations, build block structures, sail boats in the outdoor water strucures and play with the animals.

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We visit this museum frequently (we have a membership). There are new exhibits that rotate every couple of months, along with ones that have been there for a long time. My daughter's favorite is the animal discovery room, where on weekend afternoons they take out animals for kids to touch and sometimes feed. There is also the ingenuity lab, also... More

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