The Sackler Educational Laboratory offers hands-on lab experiences designed for middle- and high- school  students. We cover life science topics such as: evolution, building a cladogram, DNA structure and function, and gel electrophoresis and analysis. 6th-8th grade labs (Lab A and Lab B) consist of a 45 minute lab activity and a 30 minute tour in the Hall of Human Origins. 6th-8th grade labs are designed to support the NYC Scope and Sequence for Science. High school labs (Lab C, Lab D, Lab E, Lab F) are designed to support the Living Environment Regents Standards.

We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per group, and offer labs at two different time-slots per day; 11am and 1pm. The cost is $150 per group. Please book your field trip at least 3 weeks in advance, call Central Reservations to book a lab: 212-769-5200. 

For a full list of 2016-2017 offerings, download the flyer below:

To learn more about public programming in the Lab on weekends, click here.

The Museum greatly acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish The Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum's Sackler Educational Laboratory, in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, offering ongoing programs and resources for adults, teachers, and students to illuminate the extraordinary working of the human brain.

Student classes in the Sackler Educational Laboratory, offered through the Museum’s Gottesman Center for Science Teaching & Learning, are made possible by a generous grant from The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. and The Hall of Human Origins’ lead benefactors Anne and Bernard Spitzer.