Located in the Energy Innovation Center, The Citizen Science Lab exposes residents in the Hill District and surrounding neighborhoods to fundamental laboratory experimentation in order to spark interest in STEM and STEAM professions. Designed to accommodate a variety of skill levels and interests, up to 16 visitors can conduct experiments under the guidance of professional scientists. Offering a wide array of programming, visitors get the chance to explore the life sciences through highly interactive, hands-on experiences.






An interactive and educational space that gives visitors access to state-of-the-art equipment, enthusiastic science educators and many resident pets.

Laboratory Resources Include

  • Autoclave
  • Thermal Cycler
  • Tissue Culture Facility w/Safety Cabinet
  • -20 Freezer
  • Fluorescent Microscope
  • Incubators
  • Wet Water Bath
  • Dry Water Bath
  • Centrifuges
  • Electrophoresis Equipment
  • Compound Microscope
  • Alcohol¬†Burners
  • pH Meter
  • Stirrer Hot plates
  • Gel Imaging System
  • Vortexers
  • Balances
  • Pipette Fillers
  • Micro Pipettes
  • UV Stratalinker

Resident Pets

  • Leopard Gecko
  • Ball Python
  • Pill Bugs
  • Millipedes
  • Daphnia

Meet Lucy, our Ball Python!