Framing New Pathways to Medical Discovery
Body Depot Lab Space
Body Depot Gallery Lab Experiences
FAMILY LABS: Gallery labs (Busy Bones, Monster Manual, Venom and Nano Latch-n-Catch) are offered on a rotating basis to families, on Saturdays and Sundays, at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please call ahead to find out which lab schedule matches the date of your visit. No reservations necessary and labs are free with general admission to Arizona Science Center.
In this inquiry-based exploration of cow bones, participants learn that there’s a lot going on inside the body’s busy bones. Ask a biologist for even more in depth information about Busy Bones!
Grades 2 – 6
Students get a chance to decode the patterns in life’s instruction manual as they create colorful monsters. Ask a biologist for even more in depth information about Monster Manual!
Grades 2 – 3
Nano Latch ‘n’ Catch
Nano Latch-n-Catch: Participants identify key features that distinguish between cell types and then create specialized nanoparticles that seek and destroy diseases.
Participants learn the critical nature of protein folding as they build molecular models based on the deathstalker scorpion’s toxin. Ask a biologist for even more in depth information about Venom!
Grades 4 – 6
Body Depot Gallery Demonstrations
A veriety show host interviews a cellular superstar about spectacular feats performed by the body, each second, to keep us alive and healthy.
Microbes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
To avoid using antibiotics and harming your helpful bacterial residents, see how an engineered virus plays the part of nanomedicine sheriff to fight specific bacterial bandits during an infection.
Viral Attack: Your Cleanup Crew To the Rescue!
This demonstration teaches that the body's immune system is a complex series of cells and signals that respond to pathogen attack. Audience participants help bring this process to life! Ask a biologist for even more in depth information about Viral Attack!