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Lawrence Hall of Science

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Address: 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200
Phone Number: 5106425132
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Full of "hands on" activities and displays that explore...

Full of "hands on" activities and displays that explore scientific principles.

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Perfect vista point

Here you see the bay area from top, the views from up there are amazing, especially early in the morning or for sunset.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Albert W
Daytona Beach, Florida
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you see the bay area from top, the views from up there are amazing, especially early in the morning or for sunset.

Thank Albert W
San Fernando, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The $10.00 price for seniors was high. At least one placard was misspelled. The rooms were messy from kids paper airplanes, but no kids still making them, and it was a kids' museum. The kids I watched seemed desultory in their activities. Okay, I give in; there was an interesting group of photographs posted about butterfly mimicry. In fairness, my... More 

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Crockett, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Interesting exhibits and displays, hands on practical science, telescopes that look into the night skies, views that are simply breathtaking. Wonderful adventure for the entire family.

Thank Nancy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This place is awesome! There is tons of stuff to do for our 3-year-old toddler. Sunday was actually our first time. We purchased a family membership and will be going back frequently.

Thank Lukemidd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I wish most cities around the world had a place like this. It is most fun for kids with lot of hands-on science activities. But even grown ups won't get bored looking around. The view from up there is amazing. The food at the cafe is better than most such places would offer.

Thank Tomcsa
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We lived Berkeley. We bought a membership (very reasonable) so we could take the kids all of the time. Our kids, 2 and 5 years old, love it. There are a bunch of fun, interactive things in the entry hall as well as inside and outside. Exhibits change every so often so it stays fresh for the kids. There is... More 

Thank steve b
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My grandsons love this place. We have been there many times from ages 5 to 15 and they always love it. We got to make ice cream once and it was a learning experience just like all the other things to do there.

Thank tphig013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It's especially geared to children and natural and physical science but as adults we always enjoy. The bookstore is exceptional and has teaching materials for their many curriculums. I used them when I tsught, and with our daughter.

Thank lindycalifornia
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

is your child a budding scientist? here is a fabulous hands on changing exhibit that will fascinate your child and educate you as well...designed by science educators these interactive science experiences will thrill your child, encourage them to learn and will bring the whole family an experience they will remember. there are also science classes for kids as well as... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Really awesome facility, empowers kids to learn about science from a young age. I remember coming up here with my mother as a child and climbing on the life-sized blue whale and enlarged DNA structures.

Thank Suzannah T

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