This Month @ the Lab


October is here and Fall is in full swing! At the Children’s Science Center Lab, we look forward to school field trips, afterschool visits and weekend arrivals! With October comes Halloween, make sure you keep an eye out for the Haunted Lab and Malloween this year!


Family Costume Party!

Enjoy our Haunted Lab after-hours on October 27th and wear your favorite costume; maybe your favorite scientist? Or a science pun? Prizes will be awarded in several costume categories. Designed for guests of all ages! Registration is required!



Bring your trick-or-treaters to the Grand Court of Fair Oaks Mall where they can enjoy several hands-on science and fun! Enter to win 4 free tickets to the Children’s Science Center Lab! Don’t forget to wear your costume!

What’s up at the Experiment Bar? 

October’s new experiment is Popping Pearls! It will be available starting October 6th!

In this experiment, visitors will concoct their own
water jelly spheres that can ooze and pop by
investigating physical and chemical transformations
of food. This process of spherification is one of the
specialties of molecular gastronomy.

Tinker Shop! 

Come in and find a STEM Educator if you need ideas on where to begin! There are so many areas of design and tinkering in the cool space! Be sure to create and design your own hovercraft! Check out the SLIME piano before you leave!


Check out the calendar of events for all upcoming activities, workshops, and special events!  Every month, the Children’s Science Center Lab offers a new experiment on the menu at the Experiment Bar and a new challenge in the Tinker Shop!

Preschool Programs:

The Discovery Zone is open to children aged 5 and under! This is the perfect place for exploring, building, perfecting fine motor skills, and making new friends! Imagination runs wild here and there’s plenty of ways to engage with your child.


Budding Bookworms

Story time is now @ the Lab! Bring your preschooler to listen and enjoy an engaging story you both can talk about all day long together! Meet your friends and make new ones at this program included with the same day General Admission ticket. This program is offered at 11 am, facilitated by a STEM Educator, followed by an activity.

The theme for September is Weather! 

Visit our Preschool page or Calendar of Events for specific information.


Budding Scientist Program

27391590842_6fdc6b2053_zThis is a program specifically designed for the visitors 2-5 years old and their engaged adult! This program is offered at 11 am, facilitated by a STEM Educator, followed by an activity.

The theme for September is Weather! Come explore all every Friday at 11 am.




Make sure you check out the Calendar of Events for extended hours, special programs and events, workshops, camps and more!