Meet the creepiest, the crawliest and the coolest in the museum.
Is it a stick or is it a bug? Is it slimy or is it smooth? Does it ever move?
Visit the Life Lab and ask big questions about the natural world around you.
Take a closer look and discover the ecosystems, adaptations, and more that fill our natural world full of surprises.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The Life Lab is open daily, 10am-5pm. Hours are subject to change.
Often there are volunteers and staff in the lab. However, everyone can still come in and explore anytime the lab is open.
The Life Lab is open to guests of all ages.
Animals and insects can be observed in their habitats. Occasionally, Staff and Volunteers bring out animals and insects for close-up encounters.
Take a closer look!
Get up close with the reptiles, insects, and the tools that biologists use.