Discovery Labs

Add a Discovery Lab or Innovation Lab Workshop to your visit!

Available only during the school year, these private lab and workshop sessions give students a unique opportunity to engage in STEM learning.

NEW! Innovation Lab Workshops

SCI’s technology-focused makerspace is designed to ignite the maker’s mindset and cultivate creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Private workshops offer unique, hands-on experiences engaging in making, tinkering and design thinking. Workshops range from 60-90 minutes and integrate Next Generation Science Standards and computer science standards.

Design Thinking Workshop

Grades K-8
Move through the design cycle to solve a real-world problem using high-tech and low-tech materials in a real world application.

Coding/Programming/Robotics Workshop

Grades K-8
Explore the world of coding using robots, arduinos or microcontrollers. Learn to create actions and results using computer science applications. Students will use various forms of code to design programs for robotic devices that will accomplish a task.

Discovery Labs

These private 45- to 60-minute lab sessions are for groups of up to 30 students. Participants have the opportunity to get their hands on science with an SCI Programs Team member!

Chemistry Creations

Grades 3–6
Explore the exciting world of chemistry as SCI mixes up some creative concoctions. You won’t want to miss these ooey-gooey experiments and amazing demonstrations that will make your mind "explode!" Reinforces National Science Standards: Science as Inquiry and Physical Science.

Chemistry Kids

Grades K–2
Become a junior chemist as you explore the exciting world of chemistry in SCI’s Chemistry Kids lab! Watch amazing demonstrations and test your own skills in hands-on, ooey-gooey experiments designed for our K–2 scientists! Reinforces National Science Standards: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science.

Crime Scene Science

Grades 6–12
A burglary has been committed, and SCI is putting your class on the case! Investigate six suspects and six types of simulated evidence to solve the crime. Work with a team of student investigators to complete an evidence report and present results. Reinforces National Science Standards: Science as Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science, Science and Technology, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives, History and Nature of Science.

Global Soundscapes

Grades 3–12
Explore the emerging field of sound ecology in this interactive planetarium program. Embark on a mission to investigate the dramatic sounds of Costa Rica's rainforests, Hawaii's coral reefs and Mongolia's vast grasslands. Learn about the tools that scientists use to record and analyze sounds. Explore basic acoustics through interactive activities and incredible slow-motion footage. Discover what soundscapes tell us about the health of our planet. Reinforces Next Generation Science Standards: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Earth and Space Sciences. View trailer.

Our Changing Earth

Grades K–6
Become an amateur geologist! Explore everyday uses for rocks and minerals and uncover the processes that shape our ever-changing world. Work with a team to build a model structure, then see if it survives the earthquake table! Reinforces National Science Standards: Science as Inquiry and Physical Science.

Three Little Engineers

Preschool–Grade 2
We have all heard the story of the Three Little Pigs, but now it’s time to live it! Join us on an engineering adventure, and see if your constructions can stand up to the wolf’s huffing and puffing! Reinforces National Science Standards: Science as Inquiry and Physical Science.

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