Lawrence Hall of Science - Places For Kids

Lawrence Hall of Science

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INFORMATION

1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720


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Phone
(510) 642-5132
Hours
10 am – 5 pm Daily
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Hours for specific Hall activities vary
Tickets
Admission:
Free (Members, children under 3, UC Berkeley students and staff)
$10 (Children 3-18, Seniors 62+)
$12 (Adults)

Additional Costs:
National Geographic 3D Theater: 
$4 general (children under 3 are free)

Planetarium Tickets:
$4 (general)

Parking:      
$1 per hour (parking machines accept cash and credit cards)
Membership
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PHOTOS

DESCRIPTION FOR Lawrence Hall of Science

Children of all ages will enjoy the chance to explore the world around them through touch, sight and sound at this small, science museum that is jam-packed with interactive and educational exhibits. Toddlers can unleash their natural curiosity in safe and exciting spaces specifically designed for them to explore cause and effect, interact with hands-on exhibits and investigate interesting objects and materials. School age children will gain a greater appreciation of how science impacts our world.

Children of all ages are fascinated by the Design Quest exhibit. In the Energy Tracks space they get to roll balls down inclines and through loops as they learn about the mechanics of roller coasters. Another favorite in this area is the Bernoulli Blower where children check out balls used...

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TIPS FOR VISITING Lawrence Hall of Science

1. Plan to spend 1.5 to 3 hours, including lunch and outside playtime, for your visit.

2. Parking is plentiful but costs $1 per hour. 

3. Look for coupons or deals to make your trip cheaper.

4. Bring a pair of binoculars to take advantage of the view.

5. Exhibits: Visit the Exhibits page to find out what special exhibits are open and the specific times that ongoing exhibits are open and dates when they are closed. Scroll down to explore tips for making the most of your visit.

6. Check the website to find out what activities are scheduled for the day you plan to visit. 

7. Visit the Camps and Classes page to find out days and times of all...

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BIRTHDAY PARTY AT Lawrence Hall of Science

Telephone: (510) 642-7619

Email: berrybear@berkeley.edu 

Website Link: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/events/birthday_parties

Party Themes: 

Biology: Animal Discovery - Invite our party animals to your birthday! In Animal Discovery, guests see and touch a variety of live animals, from scaly-skinned creatures to fuzzy and furry animals. Younger kids dress up and act like their favorite animals while older kids use recycled materials to create animal playgrounds and observe how our animals play with their new toys.

Times:  Saturdays and Sundays

10:00–11:00 (refreshment room setup 10:30–11:00, refreshments offered 11:00–11:50)

11:30–12:30 (refreshment room setup 12:00–12:30, refreshments offered 12:30–1:20)

Number of kids: 15 maximum

Cost: $275 Members, $300 non-Members

Logistics: Parent involvement required—at least 3 parents needed to participate in workshop activities. Offered for birthday kids turning 4 through 11. Activities will be scaled...

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