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Saturday Science

Visitors experiencing the wonders of the brain at last year's Saturday Science (Credit: Michael DiVito/Columbia University).

Nurturing a love of science at a monthly event for families and community groups

We invite families and community groups to explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and unique scientific resources. Our activities and demonstrations are designed to be engaging and informative, and as launching points for further exploration, reflection and discovery. Learners of all ages join scientists in the Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab, located at 609 West 129th Street.

Saturday Science events are held monthly through the school year. Themes and materials change monthly to incorporate the wide ranging topics in neuroscience and the latest discoveries coming from Zuckerman Institute labs. Students attending Saturday Science events receive an activity book, and are encouraged to collect stamps in their books for participation in events throughout the year.


Statement regarding coronavirus

We have cancelled Saturday Science for March 14 and April 18 in compliance with Columbia University's recommendation to minimize non-essential events that involve large groups of people for the next 30 days. The well-being of our community remains a top priority.

We will keep you informed about future Saturday Science events as we monitor the situation. Updates on Columbia University's guidance regarding COVID-19 response and campus operations can be found here.


Spring 2020 Schedule

February 8th: Have a Heart
March 14th: Tools of the Trade **CANCELLED**
April 18th: Let's Move **CANCELLED**
May 16th: Saturday Science joins the Super Saturday STEM Expo (more information to come)



Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute
609 West 129th Street
Education Lab (ground floor)



Select Saturdays throughout the school year
1:00 – 4:00 pm (unless noted otherwise)


All ages. Guests are welcome to come any time and stay as long as they wish during the open hours. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday Science is brought to you by Columbia's Zuckerman Institute in partnership with BioBusColumbia University Neuroscience Outreach, Columbia Neuroscience Society and with support from the National Science Foundation's NeuroNex Award DBI-1707398 and Apple Bank.


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The Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus hosts a variety of hands-on brain science programs for people of all ages in the local community.


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