STEM Discovery Labs


Experience real-world problems and project-based learning in an open laboratory environment designed to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning, innovation and experimentation.

Grades 4-12
Record data, predict outcomes and build solutions to local and global eco-challenges. Use math skills and provided materials throughout STEM Discovery Lab stations to learn more about the water we drink, the fuel we use and the impact (both social and economic) of human behavior on the health of our environment.

You're the Scientist!
Grades 4 to 10
Channel your inner scientist, test your critical and analytical thinking skulls and complete experiments in this fast-paced lab. Due to the use of sharp instruments and advanced technology, teacher and chaperones must assist with experiments as needed.

Fantastic Physics
Grades 4 to 12
Measure distance, energy and force while launching table top trebuchets! Make dancing non-Newtonian fluid, explore nano science applications and discover more in this physics-based class.

Interact with Chemistry
Grades 9 to 12
Create chemical and physical changes and explore acids and bases! Gain an understanding of the elements on the periodic table and learn about the behavior of atoms and molecules.

The Best of Biology
Grades 9 to 12
Work with Cincinnati Museum Center collection items and apply concepts of adaptation, taxonomy and genetics to the natural world.

Photo by Phil Didion

STEM Discovery Labs

  • Available Monday through Friday.
  • Labs begin at 10 or 11 a.m.
  • 50 minutes
  • Maximum 40 students.


STEM Disovery Labs (maximum 40 students per lab)
Single program:  $125
Additional program(s)*:  $115

*Same program, same day


  • Advance reservations are required for all groups.
  • Changing your scheduled activities when you check-in will incur cancellation penalties. Call if your plans change.
  • Book as far in advance as possible. Reservations for museum programs close two weeks out. 
  • Payment by credit card, check or purchase order is required two weeks in advance.
  • Confirmation materials are emailed at the time of reservation.

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Educator's Guide

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