Open to the Public

Want to do some hands on science activities and simple experiments? The Do Lab is open on the weekends and will feature an experiment, science activity, or engineering challenge for visitors. You can find the Do Lab on the 1st floor in Science Central. Space is limited and it is recommended for participants ages 5 and up.


Times the Do-Lab is OPEN to the Public

Science Central

Friday from 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Saturday from 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Sunday from 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Monday from 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday from 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday from 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday from 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Collections Encounter

This is a great opportunity for guests to see an item from the Dayton Society of Natural History’s 1.8 million object collection.  Guests will meet a member from the Collections Department and learn about an amazing artifact, specimen or object they have brought out from the vault.

A Live Animals Encounter

This is a great opportunity to get a personal tour from one of our keeper. Interact with one of our animals up close