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Biotechnology Learning Center

  • Changing the World One Plant at a Time
    Roll up your sleeves, you're about to dive into the wondrous world of biotechnology!
  • Put on Your Lab Coat, Young Scientist!
    It's time to pour, measure, investigate, and solve. Check the calendar for daily hands-on Biotech Lab programs.
  • One-of-a-Kind Science Adventures
    Get your hands on plant technology with cool experiments and activities.
Biotech Lab

Changing the World with Plants

Biotech Lab

Prepare to be fascinated! Explore the history and science behind biotechnology—the process by which humans use living things as tools to create new products. Discover how plant science can impact the world by better cleaning up oil spills, cultivating nutritious fruits and vegetables, and so much more.

  • Explore plant hybridization.
  • View plant cells through the microscope.
  • Extract DNA from fruit.

Located on Level 4 in ScienceWorks.

Become a Scientist!

Get to work in our 1,500-square foot lab. Students and families alike can take part in hands-on activities and demonstrations all year long. Programs include:

  • Jiggle Jelly—make a chemical polymer you can play with in the lab.
  • Renew and Recycle—learn about recycling and create biodegradable plastic toys from corn.
  • Green Thumbs—grow a garden in a glove using seeds.

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