The Lab

Indoor Exhibit
Opens at 10:30 am
Year-Round
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Grab a pair of safety goggles and dive into a hands-on experiment! Engage with our team of volunteers as you ask questions, make observations, and explore biology, chemistry, engineering, and more!

The Lab is open 10:30am - 2:30pm Monday - Friday, 10:30am - 4:30pm Saturday, and 12:30pm - 4:30pm on Sunday. Lab themes and experiments change weekly during the school year and daily during the summer and some holidays.  View the daily experiment schedule.

The Lab is generously sponsored by the Biogen Foundation.


Calling all curious observers! Join us in The Lab at the Museum of Life and Science for Astronomy April! For the entire month, we'll be doing hands-on experiments to explore the Universe. Each week will offer new activities to spark your sense of wonder. All ages welcome!

April 3-8 | Moon Madness (April 9 - Celebremos Demo Show)
Come kick off a month of astronomy in The Lab with a week of moons! Discover the mysteries of Earth’s natural satellite and investigate the icy worlds around other planets!

April 10-16 | Eclipses
Get ready for this summer’s solar eclipse by playing with shadows and creating your very own eclipse!

April 17-23 | Exploring Exoplanets
Take a trip through the Solar System and explore our planets and then experiment with light curves to find planets that orbit other stars!

April 24-30 | Stellar Science
Join us to learn about stars by experimenting with light and figuring out what elements make up a mystery star!

The Lab is open Monday-Friday from 10:30am-2:30pm, Saturday from 10:30am-4:30pm and Sunday from 12:30pm-4:30pm.