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  • Hands-On Laboratory

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Drop-In Activity

Hands-On Laboratory

You be the scientist!

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.

Stop by during program hours for ongoing activities and investigations, and stay as long or as little as you like. Take a closer look at what we’ve got under our microscopes. Try out tools and techniques scientists use in research labs. Test your investigative powers as you conduct your own science experiment. Activities will vary from month to month.

This fall, the Hands-On Laboratory will be open 10am – 2pm Tuesday – Friday. The lab is open Saturday afternoons year-round from 1:30 – 3:30.

The schedule is subject to change, so please check the Museum's daily schedule for up-to-date program times.

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.

Sponsored by The Joan and Herman Suit Endowment, the Biogen Idec Foundation Science Education Endowment, and the Genzyme Endowment for Biotechnology Education.

Length

Approximately 20 minutes

Location

Suit/Cabot Lab. Find on map

Audience

Recommended for: Grades 2 – 12 and adults

Free with Exhibit Halls admission. Purchase Exhibit Halls tickets:

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Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Staffed Area
  • Multisensory Interactives
  • Accessibility Varies