Kitchen Lab — Not Just For Cooking!


Where can you explore rocks inside cereal using magnets, or extract DNA out of our fruits and vegetables using household products?

ANSWER: the Kitchen Lab.This program space allows for STEAM focused learning like no other.

Activities combine common items found in a kitchen with tools and materials found in biology and chemistry labs to explore science and nutrition through art, inquiry and hands-on investigation. Through daily activities, school tours, family workshops, and our after-school program Spark Club, visitors learn about food and sciences all wrapped up in one.

Our four-week after-school program, Spark Club, alternates between Space 8 and Kitchen Lab monthly. When in Kitchen Lab Spark Club focuses on either nutrition and food science or on chemistry and biology.

In February, Spark Club participants will use immersive, hands-on techniques to collect evidence complete experiments and use real forensic tools and materials to determine the who the “pie thief” is.
If you can’t join us for February’s Spark Club, do not worry! Come to any of our drop-in activities or purchase tickets to one of our upcoming workshops like Forensic Investigators in March where participants will explore fingerprinting and fiber analysis using real compound microscopes! Or play with chemistry in our Cooking with Dr. Seuss workshop in February where we will turn eggs green using an edible pH indicator to make some yummy green eggs and ham!

Get your tickets here!

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