Sackler Educational Laboratory

Weekend Drop-In Sessions in the Sackler Educational Lab

Through August 13, 2017

Sackler Ed Lab Skulls

Stop by the Sackler Educational Lab anytime from noon to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays to talk to a scientist, learn about the latest discoveries in human evolution, handle fossil casts, and see a real human brain.

Lab highlights include:

  • See and touch casts of the most recent fossil discoveries in human evolution such as, Homo nalediHomo floresiensisAustralopithecus sediba and Ardipithecus ramidus
  • Examine anatomical details on key fossil hominins such as: Lucy (Australopithecus afarensis), Turkana boy (Homo ergaster), and The Taung Child (Australopithecus africanus). 
  • Hold an early stone tool, and determine how our early ancestors created and used these tools to hunt and survive in their environments.
  • Look at a real plastinated human brain, and learn the structure and function of between different anatomical regions.  

What Are You Made Of?
From February 4–April 30, join a groundbreaking new project to help scientists understand how microbes contribute to human health. Click here for more information.

Special Hours: 
Please note: On Saturday, April 8th, 2017, the Sackler Educational Laboratory will be open from 3-5PM.