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Sackler Educational Laboratory

Teacher and students measuring hominid skulls in the Sackler lab for school groups

Registration is now open! Enrich your field trip with the Sackler Educational Laboratory hands-on lab experiences designed for middle- and high- school students in life science topics such as: evolution, skeletal anatomy, cladistics, DNA structure and function, and gel electrophoresis. 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, Lab G) 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; 10:30am 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. 

Through the Con Edison STEM Days Out program we offer complimentary labs for seven days throughout the school year. If you would like to be a part of this program, please call to book a lab on one of the following days: 


For a full list of 2018-2019 offerings, download the flyer below:

Please review the lab rules below:

Find out more about public programming in the Laboratory.

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.

Select Sackler Educational Labs are offered free of charge to school groups through the Con Edison STEM Days Out program.