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.
Learn more about our summer, school year, or virtual lab programs. Each of our labs supports Next Generation Science Standards and are complemented by related gallery exhibits and pre- and post-lab activities.
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.
For information on our virtual programs, click here.
60 Minute Labs
90 Minute Labs
Lab Schedule and Costs
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.
All of our labs support Next Generation Science Standards. Details on connections to grade-level standards: