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Lawrence Hall of Science

1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132
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Science for kids

Adults might also learn a thing or three here. The exhibits are hands on and engaging. I would... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2013
Berkeley, California
Great way for kids to learn about science.

The drive up and down to visit the Lawrence Hall of science was quite scenic and went you get up... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2013
San Francisco, 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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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“all ages” (12 reviews)
“bay area” (17 reviews)
“outside area” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Centennial Dr, Berkeley, CA 94720-5201
+1 510-642-5132

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Reviewed 25 November 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...More

Thank DianeM243201
Reviewed 3 November 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...More

Thank budakSFO
Reviewed 16 October 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...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 8 October 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.

Thank sophiaxb
Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is a superb place, if you just walk on the platform at the road level you gat to see some science and have a great view ofbUC Berkeley and the entire Bay. Inside you have terrific interactive exhibits and if you plan ahead you...More

1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 21 August 2013

I love interactive science museums, even as an adult, but I was disappointed by LHS. It seemed more like a place where people take their children to play so they aren't making a mess in their own houses. Things were thrown all over the floors...More

1  Thank PSCC
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Many exhibits that are interactive for children,plus some small live animals! Easy parking,cafeteria onsite all make for a good visit.

Thank Hawley H
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

A trip to the science Center is always fun. I just love to visit or take in a stroll in the hills surrounding the place. The views are magnificent.

Thank PeterCalc
Reviewed 29 July 2013

An ideal spot for a view of the Bay Area and hands on learning for children and adults. The setting is spectacular, and the exhibits intrigue young and old alike.

Thank Robin G
Reviewed 8 July 2013

The Lawrence Hall of Science, tucked among Eucalyptus trees above the Berkeley campus, provides wonderful hands-on learning experiences for kids and adults alike. It also has one of the most amazing view locations in the Bay Area! The cafeteria served surprisingly good food. During the...More

1  Thank Joseph L
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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.