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Two large white microscopes.Two large white microscopes.

in our Learning Labs

Use tools of science as you work hands-on with high-speed cameras, electron microscopes, spectrometers, and more to answer "What if..." questions, solve mysteries, and discover.

Activities can take as little as 20 minutes to complete, but stay for as little or long as you like. Free with admission, the Learning Lab is open Fridays and Sundays from 1pm-3:00pm.


What if we could see the tiniest of objects? Explore the details of everyday things using a variety of light and electron microscopes. You never know what you will discover when you put something new under the microscope.

High-Speed Imaging

What if we could see in slow motion? Capture water droplets, balloon pops, and objects in motion using high-speed, multiple exposure, or strobe photography while investigating concepts in physics, fluid dynamics, and more.

Thermal Selfies and More

What if we could see heat? Use an infrared camera and other tools of investigation to explore hot, cold, material science, and thermal imaging.

Located in the Ulf B. Heide (1960) Education Suite