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STEM with a view

Berkeley, CA, United States
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We were looking for something to do with the kids for new years. We were not going to stay up past midnight, so we looked specifically for kid-friendly new years parties. A lot of these events will have a party and balloon drop around noon instead of midnight which works out wonderfully. We chose the Lawrence Hall of Science because we haven't been there with the kids. My last time was when I was a kid myself and I was delighted to see the big whale statue still out front. Then we were also rewarded with fantastic views of the San Francisco Bay.
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Points of interest

Golden Gate Bridge
you may get a small glimpse of this bridge as it is further away
Bay Bridge
you might get a view of this bridge on non foggy days
San Francisco
enjoy a great view with the big city in the distance
home to one of the top public universities in the US
Redwood Valley Railway
Ride a steam train through the trees, then walk down and ride a different kind of train.
Tilden Regional Park
Tilden Park is huge with a merry go round, trains, lots of rental space.
Centennial Drive:Lawrence Hall of Science
Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket to sit outside on the grass with beautiful views.
parking lots near Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
The parking lots are spread out, if you want close parking, you have to arrive before the open.
Lawrence Hall of Science
Come early to get close parking and to make the most of your day.

Special activities

University of California, Berkeley
UC Berkeley owns the Hall so you will get science exhibits from the top educational minds.

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