- 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 that encourages visitors of all ages to explore various topics in the laboratory sciences using many of the same tools and techniques as real scientists. Topics vary monthly, ranging from chemistry to genetics to nanotechnology to microbiology.
Stop by during program hours for ongoing activities and investigations. The Hands-On Laboratory is open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings during the school year and Saturday afternoons year-round. View the Museum's daily schedule for up-to-date program times and topics.
School groups should plan to split their students into small groups of no more than 15 – 20 students. Most groups stay for about 20 minutes.
Topic of the Month:
- October – Archaeology
- November – Chemical Reactions
- December – DNA
You Are What You Eat
Chemistry of Life
Light and Color
Sponsored by The Joan and Herman Suit Endowment and the Biogen Idec Foundation Science Education Endowment
Photo © Nicolaus Czarnecki