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“Science and a View” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
5106425132
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Ranked #7 of 40 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Full of "hands on" activities and displays that explore scientific principles.
Los Gatos, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Science and a View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Fun museum for children who really want to get involved with hands on activities. But from an adult perspective the VIEW is amazing from the grounds of the museum. On a clear day, you can see all of the Bay Area and with the help of a location guide map you can discern all important landmarks. If it's a clear day and you want a place to show your out of town guests a view I would say pack everyone up in the car and head to the Lawrence Hall of Science. Learn a bit and take in the view!

Visited January 2013
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Day with a five-Year-Old”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Beautiful science center with tons of activities for children of all ages. You can build, sculpt, design and learn all at the same time.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“This is so great for the kids to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Science in an easy way to see and understand. This is in a beautiful location with fantastic views and great information.

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San Francisco
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“Love this place... lots of hands-on activities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I am from San Francisco and I have to say that this place is the best children's science museum that I have visited so far. Much better than SF's own new Academy of Science...

The main difference is that for the Lawrence Hall of Science, you get to DO and they offer a lot of hands-on activities... while other museums, sometimes, just allow you to "watch" and "observe" and that's it... I would love to send my kids to lawrence hall of science for summer camps or winter camps in the future (which I know are SUPER popular...)

Visited December 2012
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Southern California
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“Fun for elementary school age and younger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I used to come to Lawrence Hall of Science all the time when I was a child. I absolutely loved all the hands-on exhibits. I had a chance to take my 13 year son there this past weekend and was pleased to see that there are still tons of hands-on educational exhibits. Unfortunately 75% of the exhibits are geared for smaller children so my son really had to work hard at finding things to do to keep himself entertained. As a result, it took us about 1 hour to complete both floors of the center, including the book store.

I gave a rating of 4 stars because the Lawrence Hall of Science is a fantastic place, just not for a 13 year old boy.

Visited November 2012
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