This lab offered visitors and school groups a hands-on opportunity to experiment with many of the physics concepts presented throughout the exhibition. Museum laboratory instructors and specially trained Einstein explainers were available to help visitors try out a variety of experiments that link Einstein's work to the latest technology and cutting-edge scientific research, including transmitting sound via laser light and warping the fabric of space-time in a two-dimensional model universe.
For Middle School classes the lab included:
Light—A look at how we use light to learn about the universe and communicate with each other.
Space–Time—An exploration for students of their own and Einstein's ideas about dimensions, space, and time through hands-on models and animations.
For High School classes the lab included:
Energy—Sessions focusing on Einstein's ideas about energy, nuclear power on Earth, and fusion in the Sun.
Gravity—An examination of what we know and don't know about gravity--from Newton to Einstein to current scientific research.