Our Science Studies Learning Labs are specifically developed for students in grades one through eight. These labs are full of hands-on activities that integrate curriculum standards and give students a full learning experience.

Click here to see how our programs align with the Ohio Revised Academic Science and Social Studies Standards as well as Next Generation Science Standards and National Social Studies Academic Standards.

Policies

• Available Tuesday through Friday
• Labs begin on the hour and half hour starting at 9:30 a.m.
• Labs are 60 minutes each.
• Maximum 30 students per lab
• Advance reservations are required for all groups.
• Changes to scheduled activities or numbers less than 48 hours before your visit or the day of your visit may result in the suspension of visiting privileges or grant eligibility. 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.

Programs
Be a Rock Star

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Grades 2-6

Transform into a geologist, follow the rock cycle and learn how rocks form and change. Discover the different properties of rocks and categorize them based on a set of criteria.

 

Be a Space Ace

Grades 5-8

Help scientists discover clues about the planets in our universe. Through problem solving and hands on experimentation, participate in activities that are out of this world!

 

Bee the Pollinator

Grades 1-3

Pollinators perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem. Learn how pollination works and about the different animals that play a role in this process. Experience how plants attract pollinators and see flowers through the eyes of a bee.

 

Cave Dwellers

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Grades 1-5

Discover the delicate ecosystem of a cave and investigate the animals that live there. Meet one of the cave dwellers that call Museum Center home!

 

Dinosaur Discovery

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Grades 1-5

Become a junior paleontologist and work with your team to discover fossils wrapped in a crate. Then investigate the properties and characteristics of the fossils to identify them.

 

Seismic Investigations

Grades 4-8

Discover the role convection plays in Earth's ever-changing appearance through earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Experiment with different types of volcanoes and determine which are the most destructive. Find out if you can build a structure that can withstand a major earthquake and learn how the study of seismology helps us understand the world around us.

 

What’s the (State of) Matter?

Grades 1-5

Learn about solids, liquids, gases and plasma through fun, bubbly, sticky and electrifying experiments. Mix different states of matter to create something that isn’t quite a solid, liquid, gas or plasma and learn where it fits in the world of matter.