Science Labs

What does DNA have to do with the taste of broccoli? How do roller coasters make our stomachs drop? Can you find a solution to water pollution? Students can explore these and other questions as they roll up their sleeves in The Tech Interactive’s hands-on Science Labs. 

These interactive, facilitated sessions reinforce scientific concepts and help students develop 21st century skills. Participants will use the design process to brainstorm, design, build, test and redesign their way to creative solutions to real-world science and engineering challenges.

Each of our labs supports Next Generation Science Standards and are complemented by related gallery exhibits and pre- and post-lab activities.


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School Year Lab Offerings

With 9 labs to choose from, there’s a science lab for nearly every subject! Click through for full descriptions and supporting content. School year science labs are available Tuesday through Friday from Sept. 5, 2023, through June 7, 2024. Minimum of 12 students required to reserve a lab.



60 Minute Labs

90 Minute Labs

Lab Schedule and Costs

Title I Schools*

Science Lab (60-90 minutes): Scholarship provided; pre- and post-visit activity. Available Sept. 5, 2023 - June 7, 2024

Non-Title I Schools

Science Lab (60-90 minutes): $300 per class of 32; minimum of 12 required.  Available Sept. 5, 2023 - June 7, 2024

Summer Camps

Science Lab (60-90 minutes): $150 per class of 32; minimum of 12 required. Available June 21, 2023 - July 28, 2023

All Science Labs are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday from Sept. 5, 2023 - June 7, 2024.

*If 40% or more of the students in your program meet the federal guidelines for free or reduced-price lunch, your program is eligible for this subsidy. 

A $50 deposit is required per lab at the time of booking. For Title I schools or groups, this deposit will be refunded on the day of your field trip once you have checked in. For non-Title I schools or groups, the deposit will be applied toward your total cost of labs. 

Canceling a lab within three weeks of the scheduled date will result in forfeiture of your deposit, unless cancelation was due to a public health directive. 

To reserve a Science Lab, please indicate your interest on our Request a Field Trip form. When a Group Reservations specialist calls to schedule your trip, they will guide you through the booking process.