Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley

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  • August 13, 2017
    The Lawrence Hall of Science is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are a larger group or come with your family. On a nice sunny day without fog, you can also see the great Bay Area from here!  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Lawerence Hall of Science was such a pleasant surprise! Our family group of four adults and two eight year olds decided to do something educational for an hour or so during our vacation in Berkeley. W...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    The location is fantastic and it is possible to have one of the best view of the Bay Area. The displays are interactive and provides insightful scientific facts  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    wonderful rotating exhibits. Great little restaurant downstairs all complemented by incredible view off the deck. It's about on par price wise similar feature-rich kids facilities, a little bit pricey but what they offer is worth it. There is a Planetarium, different exhibits on different floors, an animal terrarium area and events. It is sometimes crowded with parking but infrequently. We love this place and a very happy that it's here to enjoy.
  • March 31, 2017
    We took our children here at an early age because of "their fascination" with getting into things with their hands.  This place offered a lot of "hands on science exhibits," which both of our children took an immediate liking to and spent hours running from one exhibit to the next.   The only time we took a break was for lunch, and then it was back visiting and spending more time at the exhibits.   We spent many hours at the insect zoo, animal discovery room, as well as the ingenuity lab trying to solve puzzles to answering questions relating to the universe.  The many exhibits this place offered kept the children stimulated both mind and body and by the time we left, late in the afternoon, both kids were fast asleep from taxing their brains all day.
  • June 27, 2017
    Lots of fun things to mess with and learn. Very sensory experience which is awesome for the kids! The only annoying thing is the place is a little disorganized and most of the bathrooms are on the bottom floor. Regardless, it's a great experience for children as well as adults!
  • June 26, 2017
    There are many great exhibits with activities, plus a beautiful view of the bay from the heights.
  • January 14, 2017
    We come here a lot, either early after opening or an hour before closing when it's not so crowded. It is a very nice kids science museum, not as big as the Exploratorium but also less touristic. It has some quirks, like the awesome water play installation outside, but then kids are not allowed to step into the water. The food could be better. Little things like that. But then again the funding is tight and everyone involved does an amazing job to make everything work, especially the students from Cal explaining things to the kids, helping with the hands on exhibitions. They also come to the local schools and hold little science fairs, contributing in great ways to education. If your donation budget has still room, consider LHS. And don't miss the Dino bones in the basement.

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