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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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Calgary
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Good exhibits, a smaller science center but worth visiting if interested in sci. Centers. View of area is amazing!

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Southlake, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

While driving around on the UC Berkeley campus, we happened upon the Lawrence Hall of Science. It is located on a winding road above the campus with one of the most gorgeous views of the Bay Area, including downtown San Francisco ,you can imagine.There are quite a few spots to park and take great pictures. The science center itself is... More

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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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131 helpful votes 131 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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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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27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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