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“Epic views, awesome science”

Lawrence Hall of Science
Ranked #7 of 85 things to do in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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).
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed January 26, 2012

Great view at the top of the hill of the whole Bay Area. The museum is fun and fact-filled to and you are in a historically important place, so make sure to read up about it before you go.

Thank Danielle B
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

Gorgeous sunset over all the bay. not to be missed

Thank rnhabibi
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Love the views, but with the exception of the temporary dinosaur exhibit, there isn't much inside. Certainly not worth the $17 per person admission charge. I'd recommend the California Academy or Sciences or Exploratorium instead.

1  Thank 2112trader
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Reviewed December 5, 2011

There is a nice display explaining about the fault line and the general geology of the Berkeley area. Best view of San Francisco from the center.

Thank RTC411
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

A great day excursion for all age groups. I liked the boa constrictor best, even though I was not ready to hold it...I did.
My boys loved going there when they were little. I think there is something interesting for everyone. View of the SF Bay Area is lovely from the outside area. Parking good.

Thank CJSTEINBERG
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