The Citizen Science Lab's Hill District location, opened in 2015, offers state-of-the-art equipment, enthusiastic science educators, and countless opportunities to explore the life sciences and beyond. Our lab overlooks downtown Pittsburgh from its location at the Energy Innovation Center. 


The Citizen Science Lab’s South Hills location, opened in 2019, includes 4 fully-furnished laboratories with microbiology to zoology to biochemistry.

Both of our locations are designed to expose participants to fundamental laboratory experimentation skills while nurturing their interest in STEM fields. Our labs accommodate a variety of ages, skill levels and scientific disciplines, welcoming people to participate in an experience that suits them best. Each and every CSL program offer highly interactive, hands-on experiences which provide opportunities for exploration of science and engineering disciplines.


Our complete assortment of science and engineering resources includes

  • Genetic Sequencer

  • Thermal cycler

  • Electrophoresis equipment

  • Gel imaging system

  • Fluorescent microscopes

  • Compound microscopes

  • Dissection microscopes

  • Tissue culture facility

  • Biosafety cabinet

  • -20 Freezer

  • Incubator

  • Centrifuge

  • Autoclave

  • Vortexers

  • Micropipette

  • UV Stratalinker

  • Wet Bath

  • Dry Bath


Our Hill District lab is home to a Bearded Dragon, Leopard Gecko, and Ball Python, as well as saltwater and freshwater aquaria.

In the South Hills we care for a Chameleon and a Pink Toe Tarantula in addition to a Leopard Gecko and Bearded Dragon.


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