Learning Labs

Facilitated, focused, hands-on learning experiences for school groups aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.

Led by a Museum educator, Learning Labs connect with classroom curriculum and are designed to increase science knowledge, engage students in the scientific process and provide insight into STEM careers.

Labs accommodate 30 to 35 students and cost $120 to $140 (except Live from the Heart, which is $300). You'll have access to key vocabulary and pre- and post-visit classroom activities to continue your exploration.

Contact us if you need to accommodate students with special needs such as learning ability, language or physical ability.



Grades 4-8

Colorful Chemistry

See what happens when you mix chemicals and add some heat.

Grades 9-12

Evidence Lab

Explore forensic science as you analyze DNA, blood spatter, bullets and trace evidence.

Grades 7-12

MedLab: Heart Disease

NEW! Diagnose heart disease as you work hands on with a human patient simulation robot.

Grades 4-8

Moving With Newton

Explore Newton's three laws of motion through hands-on activities.

Grades 4-8

Crime Lab

Use fingerprint analysis, chromatography, white powder analysis and more to solve a crime.

Grades 9-12

Live from the Heart

Talk with a surgical team while watching live open heart surgery via videoconference.

Design, launch and land a rover on Mars.

NEW! Explore the nature of science using pendulums.

Design, build and test bridges as you learn the basics of structural design.

Grades 7-12

MedLab: Diabetes

Work hands on with a human patient simulation robot and complete real medical tests.

Work together to keep the first crew of humans on Mars alive.

Grades 3-5

Simple Machines

Push and pull larger-than-life simple machines to learn how distance affects force.

Home school students can participate in specially scheduled Learning Labs held monthly on Tuesday mornings.