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“LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science
1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
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Ranked #10 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Type: Science Museums
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Owner description: Full of "hands on" activities and displays that explore scientific principles.
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I went there weekly with my little cousine. And I tell you once in a while he wanted to go home and I wanted to stay. I loved to built stuff with these wooden blocks in the building room. When the weather wasn`t that nice outside we would stay for hours.
I think this is one of the best museums if ever seen.

Visited February 2013
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Berkeley, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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“Science for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Adults might also learn a thing or three here. The exhibits are hands on and engaging. I would suggest that most of the exhibits are for kids 5-10/11. There are things for little ones to do, but they will not understand the principles behind the exhibit. There are themed exhibits: dinosaurs, the sea, etc. There is also a gift shop. The site where the Hall sits commands a stunning view of the Bay and surroundings.

Visited November 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Great way for kids to learn about science.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The drive up and down to visit the Lawrence Hall of science was quite scenic and went you get up there, take a deep breath, because the view is just gorgeous. You can see all three bridges, the Bay Bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael bridge and the Golden Gate bridge. Of course all the communities around it.

We are members of Cabot Space and Science Center, so we got a half off the prices for the entrance. The exhibits are all hands on, so my daughter had a blast learning about nature, physics, optics and mathematics.

Even the cafeteria had a lovely view of the bay.

Visited November 2013
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Costa Mesa, California
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“Terrific Children's Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great museum for children and families. As other reviewers have noted, this is a fully "hands-on" museum and a great learning experience for kids. My boys love it and we go there at least twice a year when we visit Grandma and Grandpa up in the Bay Area. The view from the patio area, which looks west into the SF Bay, is beautiful and great for taking photos. Plan for at least two to three hours to see all the exhibits. I might also recommend a membership if you're in the area as it'll get you discounts at other museums.

NOTE: They have a small cafeteria providing standard lunch-type fair. Nothing special about the food although the view is really nice.

Visited August 2013
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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

There is a beautiful view on the platform outside the Hall, where you can see the whole campus and also all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. They have lots of events good for kids and families.

Visited September 2013
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