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Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
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Ranked #9 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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Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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101 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

We came here specifically to see the bug exhibit - large semi-automated bugs - awesome. Also enjoyed the permanent hands-on exhibits. Best view of any kids museum; you can see all of Berkeley and San Francisco.

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Mesa (Mesa County), Colorado
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122 reviews 122 reviews
3 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

During our recent visit, 1/2 to 3/4 of LHS was closed due to changing exhibits. We were not made aware of the closures and paid the full admission, plus parking. Because of the closures, the remaining exhibits/activities were crowded for space and inundated with visitors. When we complained, staff would not offer a discount. Very disappointing! Call ahead prior to... More

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