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Free Admission: Lawrence Hall of Science | Cal Day 2017

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Lawrence Hall of Science | 1 Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA 94720



There’s lots to do at UC Berkeley on Cal Day, including visiting the Lawrence Hall of Science for free.

Show off your Bear pride during our annual free day, and discover how the Hall is engaging the next generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts.

Lawrence Hall of Science: Cal Day 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley
FREE

#YouthForScience
Free, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Lawrence Hall of Science is committed to providing ways for youth from all backgrounds to engage in science. In addition to being Cal Day, April 22nd is also Earth Day and the March for Science. Youth of all ages are invited to write or draw what science means for their future on an activity template and share it on social media with #YouthForScience. Look for locations featuring this activity at the Hall, on the UC Berkeley campus, and at the March for Science Festival in San Francisco.

The Hall also invites our global community to engage their local youth in expressing what science means for their future. If you are interested in offering this activity template at another location, contact Kalie Sacco.

Explore the Universe in the Planetarium
Free, 12:00 noon–4:00 p.m.

Come to their free, drop-in presentations in the Lawrence Hall of Science Planetarium. Explore the Solar System and fly beyond the edge of the galaxy. Your astronomy questions will push our interactive Planetarium to full throttle.

Hall visitors enjoy a Planetarium show.

Critter Corner
In the Animal Discovery Room
Free, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon

In the Critter Corner, kids age 8 and under can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories, role-play with toy animals and habitats to better understand animal life, and meet the featured animal this month: turtles.

An Exploration of the Global Climate: Past, Present, and Future
Special presentation at Science on a Sphere®
Free, 11:00–11:45 a.m.

How does Earth’s climate function? What happened to global climate in the past, and what is projected to happen in the future? Using the backdrop of stunning visualizations of the Science on a Sphere to introduce key features of our global climate, we will discuss some contemporary research questions that arise in climate dynamics and climate change.

Presentation by UC Professor John Chiang. Museum visitors study the globe visualization.

Ingenuity Lab: Artbots
Free, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Experiment with engineering and motion as you design, build, and test LEGO® artbots. Observe and compare how your motorized contraptions perform as you create surprising and unexpected patterns. Our youngest engineers will experiment with simpler Wobble Bots.

“B” Is for Bear Pride Sale
In the Discovery Corner Toy & Book Store
12:00 noon–5:00 p.m.

Bear pride comes to the Hall. Get a 10% discount at the Discovery Corner Toy & Book Store on all items beginning with a “B”: as in bears, Berkeley shirts, books, beipiaosaurus replicas, and more. Oski, the Berkeley bear standing in the Discovery Corner Toy and Book Store

At the Hall Activities

Visit Water’s Extreme Journey
Free, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Developed with world-renowned marine life artist Wyland, Water’s Extreme Journey takes visitors on an exciting and important quest for clean water. Discover what it’s like to be a water drop and make your way into the healthy ocean. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through the Wetland Slow Zone, and develop a deeper understanding of the water ecosystem.

Meet a Friend in the Animal Discovery Room
Free, 1:30–4:00 p.m.

When you visit the international colony of teaching animals—from axolotls to legless lizards—you’ll learn a lot about animal behavior and habitats. Our knowledgeable staff will introduce you to our wonderful creatures and share fun stories and interesting facts about them. Through these encounters you’ll discover more about yourself and other organisms as well.

Children play with a live frog in the Animal Discovery Room.

Get Hands-On with Science in Design Quest
Free, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Get inspired and collaborate. Tinker with unexpected materials, design and launch a rocket, even “fly high” and tell your story with stop-motion animation. Get your Science@Cal passport stamped here.

Science On a Sphere® Explorations
Free, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Learn about natural disasters, seismic waves, climate change, and new planets in our galaxy through stories developed by UC Berkeley’s seismological lab, NASA, and NOAA, viewed in stunning visual effect on our six-foot-diameter globe.


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