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Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley

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The Lawrence Hall of Science is a public science center in Berkeley, California 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 physicist Ernest Orlando Lawrence (1901–1958), the University of California's first Nobel laureate. The Hall is located in the hills above the University of California, Berkeley campus, less than a mile uphill from the University's Botanical Garden.

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  • We had checked the website, so we knew it was not quite open from COVID restrictions yet when we went on June 27. There were some exhibits on the plaza, but we opted to walk around on the grounds and....  more »
  • First came here on a field trip in grade school, if I could have, I would have lived here for the rest of my childhood. Take your kids! lots of interactive exhibits  more »
  • Beautiful views of the San Fransisco Bay; you feel like you can see everything. The science center is very nice got young children, and the entire visit was very interactive. You can make rocket ships from paper and test them against each other. The Planetarium where you can see Earth, moons, and planets was very interesting.
  • Interesting Science museum. I remember the cyclotron exhibit the best. Learned how helium and other gases are made. Has great view of San Francisco. Driving up the mountain you also get a great view of the Hayward fault.

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