Each year, the Lawrence Hall of Science programs and materials reach over 12 million young people, thousands of educators, and hundreds of organizations, in ways that transform science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning locally, nationally, and globally. We are committed to making STEM accessible to everyone, especially those who have limited access to science.
Your gift will directly support our programs and help us to continue to spark the curiosity of future scientists, engineers, and thought leaders.
The Hall provides a window to UC Berkeley’s cutting edge research and conducts original research on STEM learning, teaching, and communicating. Hall visitors enjoy exhibits, programs, and experiences that IGNITE their curiosity about the world around them, INSPIRE them to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and ENGAGE them in exploration, invention, problem solving, and discovery. Our educators take quality STEM learning opportunities to young people at their schools and community sites across Northern California, ensuring access to those who cannot travel to us.
About the Lawrence Hall of Science
The Lawrence Hall of Science opened to the public in 1968. A memorial to Ernest O. Lawrence, UC Berkeley's first Nobel laureate, the Hall's mission is to foster and inspire learning of science and mathematics for all. As UC Berkeley’s public science center, the Hall provides a window into Berkeley’s cutting-edge research, exciting discoveries, and transformative innovations, supporting public understanding of such discoveries and innovations.
Hall programs are designed to meet three critical goals:
- Activating youth interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning and careers
- Improving scientific and environmental literacy
- Increasing the number of underrepresented youth who pursue STEM
More information about the Lawrence Hall of Science can be found at http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org