We welcome after-school programs to visit the museum and take part in a hands-on Science Lab. Labs are available on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from October to May and run from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
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Lab Costs and Admission Discounts
Cost: $125 per lab. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required per lab at the time of booking. Fee-waived groups will be refunded the deposit at check-in.
Limited scholarship funding is available to waive lab fees for ASES and 21st Century-funded programs. To qualify for a lab scholarship, after-school providers must lead their students in a pre-lab and post-lab activity, both of which will be provided by The Tech.
Labs must be reserved at least three weeks in advance. Book early as space is limited. Call Group Reservations today at 1-408-294-8324, option 3, to book a lab and learn more about scholarship funding.
After-school programs also pay significantly discounted rates for admission to the museum and The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater. ASES and 21st Century-funded programs may qualify for waived museum entrance fees. Advanced bookings are required to take advantage of these rates or funding. Call 1-408-294-8324, option 3, to book or for more information.
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