Sackler Educational Laboratory

Weekend Drop-In Sessions in the Sackler Educational Lab

Through December 30, 2018

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, look through a microscope, 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.