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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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Spliting atoms since the 1950's

Lots of science stuff. Hands on. Great for kids and all ages. Wish they would go into more details with there exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Petaluma, California, United States
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Petaluma, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Lots of science stuff. Hands on. Great for kids and all ages. Wish they would go into more details with there exhibits.

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Arlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We rented a house in Berkeley as a jumping off point for San Francisco tour. We arrived around 2ish and were meeting friends for dinner at 7. We decided to take the kids to the museum - 9, 11 and 18 for a quick diversion. The outside of the museum is awesome - the whale and DNA are super cool... More 

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Oakley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A bit tricky to get here, but made it. Parking is not free. 3D short film is separate fee. Despite all of this, the kids enjoyed theselves. Lots of hands on activities. You can enjoy a packed lunch from home or eat at the small restaurant there.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

always love the summer camp that Lawrence Hall of Science had held in its facility as well having school and family trips to Hall of Science rather it was Lego, Sea Life, dinosaurs, etc. This place was to visit. I remember coming here more often than California Science in SF. Theres the jungle gym and the big whale at the... More 

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Fresno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You can come here and learn all about Dinosaurs and Climate change, but the real win in driving up the hill is the incredible view of the bay area you get at the Hall. By day you'll see four bridges: Golden Gate, Oakland-Bay, San Mateo, and Richmond, the entire bay and a magnificent sky and sea. By night, add a... More 

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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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