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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 techniques as you analyze DNA, blood spatter, bullets and trace evidence to solve a crime.

Grades 7-12

MedLab: Diabetes

Complete real medical tests using lab tools and work with a human patient simulator to diagnose diabetes.

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 and test your knowledge to learn how distance affects force.

Grades 4-8

Crime Lab

Solve a crime with fingerprint analysis, chromatography, white powder analysis and more.

Grades 9-12

Live from the Heart

Talk with a surgical team and explore careers while watching live heart surgery via videoconference.

Grades 7-12

MedLab: Heart Disease

Diagnose heart disease using authentic medical tests, equipment and a human patient simulator.

Grades 4-8

Moving With Newton

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

Grades 3-5

Weather Wise

Learn how air pressure can predict the future and make your own weather forecast with a green screen.

Design, build and test bridges with the engineering design cycle.

Grades 7-12

MedLab: Asthma

Analyze cells and complete real medical tests to diagnose asthma in a human patient simulator.

Research, design, launch and land a rover on Mars, and have a live video call with a NASA expert.

Design an experiment to explore the nature of science.

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

Economically disadvantaged schools can apply for scholarships through the Baxter International Inc. Learning Lab Scholarship Fund.