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Free Admission: Lawrence Hall of Science | Cal Day 2019

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Lawrence Hall of Science | 1 Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA 94720

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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 2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10 am to 5 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive #5200, Berkeley

10 am Activities

  • “B” Is For Bear Pride
    10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Bear pride comes to the Lawrence Hall of Science! Get a 10% discount at the Discovery Corner Toy and Book Store on all items beginning with a “B”: bears, Berkeley shirts, books, and more.
  • Design Quest
    10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Get inspired to collaborate, tinker with unexpected materials, or tell your story with stop-motion animation. Try your hand as an earthquake engineer by building structures that withstand the motion of our new shake tables. Get your Science at Cal Adventure Book stamped here.
  • Science on a Sphere® Explorations
    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, which you can view with stunning visual effects on our six-foot-diameter globe.
  • Well Played!
    10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    You don’t have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. Well Played! is an exhibit that lets you experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skee-Ball, pinball, and basketball.

10:30 am Activities

  • Critter Corner
    10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
    In our Critter Corner, for kids ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories, role-play with toy animals and habitats to better understand animal life, and meet our featured animal this month—the adorable lizard.

11 am Activities

  • An Exploration of the Global Climate: Past, Present, and Future
    11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
    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 global climate, we will discuss some contemporary research questions in climate dynamics and climate change. Presented by John Chiang, UC Berkeley Professor of Geography.
  • Ingenuity Challenges: Marble Machines
    11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Use ramps, lifts, tubes, and jumps to design, build, and test your own creative ball run that allows your marble to get from Point A to Point B, all while following some surprising paths in between.

Noon Activities

  • Explore the Universe
    12:00 noon–4:00 p.m.
    Come to our 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.

1:30 pm Activities

  • Make a New Friend in the Animal Discovery Room1:30–4:00 p.m.With our international colony of teaching animals—ranging from axolotls to legless lizards—you can learn about animal behavior and habitats. Our knowledgeable staff will introduce you to our wonderful creatures, and will share fun stories and interesting facts about them. Through these encounters, you’ll discover more about yourself and other organisms.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fun & Games, Geek Event, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 1 Centennial Drive Berkeley, CA 94720