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Salk Education Outreach

Mobile Science Lab


Education Outreach brings the world of discovery directly to the classroom

  • San Diego California
  • 10010 N Torrey Pines Rd
  • San Diego, California
  • United States
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  • Ongoing
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Education Outreach brings the world of discovery directly to the classroom.

The Salk Mobile Science Lab travels to middle schools throughout San Diego County, bringing a free, three-day program designed to deliver a science experience students can’t get from a textbook. Students study fruit flies under a microscope, isolate plant DNA and learn about techniques of DNA analysis, all hands-on activities proven to increase their interest in the biological sciences.

Since it first hit the road in 1996, the Salk Mobile Science Lab—a whimsically painted van depicting a fruit fly surfing a wave of a double helix, the molecular structure of DNA—visits dozens of schools and community events every year. In the past 10 years alone, it has reached more than 20,000 students.

Learn more about the Salk Mobile Science Lab, and book a visit to your classroom by visiting our website

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Ticket Required: No

Minimum Age: 11

Maximum Age: 14

Languages: English

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