Homeschool Learning Labs

New homeschool learning labs now available!

Sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month October – June and run 35-45 minutes.

Grade Levels: Lower Elementary: 11 a.m., Upper Elementary: noon, Middle/High School: 1 p.m.

Program Capacity: 25 students and up to 10 adults.

Rates: Member: $5/Non-member: $10.

Registration will take place upon arrival, though please note that reservations are required for groups of 5 or more students. Call 313.577.8400, ext. 482 for group reservations and further information.

2017 Programs

April 5 - BRAIN POWER*

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Scalpel, Tweezers, Microscope! The brain is an amazing part of the body that controls the majority of its functions. Dissect a sheep brain and learn about the different parts of the brain and which functions they control. *Note: Pre-registration and $10 lab fee required per student.

May 3 - SUN + ENERGY = ?

It’s springtime and the birds are chirping and flowers are blooming. Learn how a plant absorbs the Sun’s rays and convert them to energy and sugar that it stores for fuel. Learn how visible light is made of various colors and that plants only use certain colors in the photosynthesis process. Conduct a chromatography experiment with leaves.


Young scientists will use their observation skills and conduct experiments to determine whether a substance has undergone a chemical or physical change and answer the question of whether or not a substance can undergo both a physical and chemical change.