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Lawrence Hall of Science

94720 Berkeley, CA, United States of America (USA) (California)

Address 1 Centennial Drive
 
 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Science Museums in general
  • Nanotechnology
  • Planetarium


Opening times
daily: 10am to 5pm

Admission
Status from 03/2013
adults (ages 19–61): $12; students/seniors/disabled (ages 7–18; 62-plus): $9;
children (ages 3-6): $6

Contact
Tel.:+1-510-642-51 32  eMail:lhsweb berkeley.edu  

Homepage www.lawrencehallofscience.org

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Location / Directions
N37.878973° W122.246537°N37°52.73838' W122°14.79222'N37°52'44.3028" W122°14'47.5332"

The Hall is located in the hills above the University of California, Berkeley campus about 5,5 Meiles from Amtrak Station - EMY, Horton Street, Emeryville, Kalifornien, USA.

Via the UC Berkeley Shuttle Service (Weekdays Only)

UC Berkeley runs shuttle buses Monday through Friday from the Berkeley BART station to the main campus, and from the main campus to the Hall. Call 510-642-5149 or 510-643-5708, or see Hill Service Shuttle for details.

Via AC Transit

The #65 bus runs hourly every day from the downtown Berkeley BART station to LHS. For more information, please visit the Bay Area Traveler Guide at 511 or call "511" from any local area code to ask about AC Transit.

Description The Lawrence Hall of Science is a public science center that offers hands-on science exhibits, designs curriculum, aids professional development, and offers after school science resources to students of all ages. The Hall was established in 1968 in honor of Ernest Orlando Lawrence, the University of California's first Nobel laureate.

Exhibit Experiences


Animal Investigations

Visit our animals—including iguanas, chinchillas, and the insect zoo—and find out how they have adapted to their environments. Learn what they eat, where they live, and how they move.

Science Today

Find out what scientists at UC Berkeley and around the world are working on—right now. View nanoparticles under an electron microscope, and watch climate change unfold in real time via a 3-D digital projection of the Earth.

Design, Build, Test

Team up with Cal Engineering students to tackle a design challenge—a bridge, kinetic sculpture, scribbling machine—then build a prototype and test it. Wooden blocks and a gravity wall keep young designers busy.
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Earth and Space

Stargaze in our planetarium, or climb through an 18-foot granite sunstone that tracks the position of the Earth in space. Observe actual weather patterns and city lights on a six-foot-diameter, 3-D digital projection of our planet.

Touch, Climb, and Crawl

Stack and connect massive foam blocks and shapes. Crawl through a kaleidoscope, assemble a track on the gravity wall, or scale the back of a life-sized model fin whale.

The Bay Area and Beyond

Experience small-scale versions of the geologic forces that have shaped the Bay Area. Ride an earthquake simulator, set erosion in motion at our hands-on erosion tables, and check out the Bay with powerful telescopes.

Puzzles and Brain Teasers

Enjoy math games from all over the world. Try a hexagonal board game from Denmark, a 4,000-year-old Chinese number puzzle, a pattern game from the Congo, and more.

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