Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Holiday Science in The Lab

12/18/2017, 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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Tuesday–Friday, 10:30am–2:30pm
Sunday–Saturday, 10:30am–4:30pm
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December 11–17 – Cookie Chemistry 
Discover the science behind baking as we mix things up in the Lab! Let’s figure out how cakes and cookies can be so fluffy by brewing up a bubbling batch of chemical concoctions.

Holiday Science Labs

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December 18–31 – Holiday Labs Download the Full Schedule Here
Holiday Tinkering
Play and tinker in The Lab, holiday style! See they many ways you can create your own ornaments.

Snow Science
Let’s explore what makes snowflakes so unique! How do ice crystals compare to the crystals of other minerals? Get an up-close look at different crystals using our microscopes, then learn the chemistry behind real and fake snow!

Warm in Winter
How do you keep warm in the winter? What about different animals? In this lab, we'll use a calorimeter and a cold environment to investigate the ways that we stay nice and toasty. Build an experimental coat out of different fabrics, then look at real animal coats under the microscope!

Arctic Architecture
We will be building in the Lab today! Rise to the challenge and build igloos and gingerbread houses that will stand up to our tests.

The Lab is generously sponsored by the Biogen Foundation.

Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!