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Class Trips: Sackler Educational Lab

Teacher and students measuring hominid skulls in the Sackler lab for school groups
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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 one time-slot per day; 10:30am. The cost is $250 per group. Please book your field trip at least 3 weeks in advance, call Central Reservations to book a lab: 212-769-5200.

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.