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Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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A bit more scientific than some other Children's Museums

Since the birth of my son I have visited Children's Museums all over the country and several in the... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2016
Berkeley, California
Take the Family for an amazing day

The Lawrence Hall of Science is one of those places you can take kids and they will have a great... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Robert C
Berkeley, California
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The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's Public Science Center. Join us and discover your inner scientist through fun and hands-on explorations in engineering, physics, astronomy, and more! Visit the Hall's Science on a Sphere® and take control of a planet on a 6-ft diameter globe, meet an animal friend in the Animal Discovery Room, and design, build, and test your own creations in Design Quest. Looking for even more ways to explore science? Add a Planetarium or National Geographic 3D Theater show to your visit (Planetarium and 3D Theater admission is extra).
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1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

Since the birth of my son I have visited Children's Museums all over the country and several in the Bay Area. They're almost always a good time and he seems to really enjoy them. Lawrence Hall stands out in some respects because it actually delves...More

3  Thank Retinol13
Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Lawrence Hall of Science is one of those places you can take kids and they will have a great time. Starting with the setting itself - high in the Berkeley Hills, overlooking San Francisco Bay, the entrance plaza has a life size whale sculpture...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed July 16, 2016

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
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...More

1  Thank cELlery2015
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
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
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...More

Thank Tomcsa
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...More

Thank steve b
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
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
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sharon F
October 13, 2017|
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Response from PearlCanada | Reviewed this property |
We got free tickets for kids at the Berkeley Visitor Center on 2030 Addison Street, plus lots of other cool information.
December 17, 2015|
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Response from bradbunnin | Reviewed this property |
Looks like you have your answer, and they're accurate! Believe me, the experience is worth the price.