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“Fun and Educational”

Lawrence Hall of Science
Ranked #7 of 87 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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Reviewed November 14, 2012

When my child was in primary school, this was a favorite place to visit and where lots of birthday parties took place at. It's fun and educational for the kids.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

4 year old daughter really loved this museum. It was the perfect size for her and a lot of fun... Do NOT eat here though, the food was really bad... I had teryaki chicken and rice and really, was barely edible... I mostly ate daughter's grilled cheese sandwich and fruit kids meal instead!

Thank maychang
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great visual aids of how the pacific plate moves, the force of water in the bay area over the millions of years and its shaping on the rocks of the bay. Superb for young teenagers and mature students alike, great fun with the bridge construction sets and other simple scientific experiments.

Thank WarwickshireTwix
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We were very impressed! Our three year old loved the motorized car track, the rollercoaster ball exhibit, the water exhibits outside, the animals, the pre-kinder area, the gecko wall, in fact most of the exhibits were really entertaining for him. We spent five hours and he was thrilled everywhere we turned. We felt so good about it we decided to get a membership and keep returning. With the plan that we were offered we get additional passes and reciprocal visits to other facilities that we plan to visit soon. The last time that I had gone was thirty years ago and I was wondering if it was going to have changed much... all of the exhibits are very fresh and up to date. The whale outside is the same one that was there when I was a kid and it was great to show the grandparents and have them remember lifting up their own little one onto the whale...

Thank TiffandLew
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Kids of all ages will love this as will the adults with them. A family spot for sure. Educational, every changing exhibits. Great views looking down over UC Berkeley and out toward the SF Bay.

Thank D M
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