- Currently Offered
- Drop-In Activity
- Recommended for grades 2 – 12 and adults
- Approximately 20 minutes; see schedule
- Suit/Cabot Lab
- Free with Exhibit Halls admission; purchase online
- Learn more about field trip reservations
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The Hands-On Laboratory is a fun, interactive learning laboratory program with rotating topics that encourages visitors of all ages to explore a variety of topics in the sciences — from chemistry to genetics to nanotechnology to microbiology — using many of the same tools and techniques as real scientists.
Stop by for ongoing activities and investigations. View the Museum's daily schedule for up-to-date program times (currently available Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons).
School groups may request any of the following topics in advance; see School Requests form below.Availability of topics is subject to change.
You Are What You Eat
Chemistry of Life
Light and Color
The lab is open to the public and not available for exclusive reservation, but school groups may request topics in advance of their visit. Fill out the School Requests Form at least two weeks prior. Capacity is limited; groups of more than 20 should contact us for scheduling assistance.
Photo © Nicolaus Czarnecki