BASF's Kids' Lab


Explore the wonders of chemistry in hands-on workshops!

Liberty Science Center and BASF Corporation developed a partnership in 2010 to bring the BASF’s Kids’ Lab program to New Jersey. Since then, more than 12,000 guests have experienced the wonders of hands-on chemistry at LSC via the BASF’s Kids’ Lab. Families become immersed in the adventure of science through interactive hands-on learning and each lab experience supports standards-based chemistry curriculum and multiple learning styles. In addition, this flexible method of delivery encourages focused discussions on technical and scientific careers in chemistry, and science in general. BASF’s Kids’ Lab brings the magic of science to children, parents, and caregivers.

The BASF Kids’ Lab is for children 6-12 accompanied by at least one adult chaperone per 4 children. Participation is FREE with paid LSC admission or membership. Tickets will be distributed at the Information Desk on program day. Tickets are given out on a first come basis.

Upcoming Dates

October 24, 2021

Candy Loves Chemistry

Choose from one of three sessions:
11:15am - 12:00pm
1:15pm - 2:00pm
3:15pm - 4:00pm

Just add water, and watch the sweet surprises unfold. From a new spin of chromatography to levitating letters, these experiments are guaranteed to unwrap the secrets of some of our favorite colorful candy.


November 14, 2021

Water Loves Chemistry: Operation Filtration

Choose from one of three sessions:
11:15am - 12:00pm
1:15pm - 2:00pm
3:15pm - 4:00pm

Learn about the process of creating clean water by doing it yourself. Create a sample of dirty water and then try out some interesting processes to clean it up.


December 11, 2021

Clever Foodies

Choose from one of three sessions:
11:15am - 12:00pm
1:15pm - 2:00pm
3:15pm - 4:00pm

Why are fruits and vegetables colorful and healthy? Discover more in this fun new workshop.


December 28, 2021

Playful Polymers

Choose from one of three sessions:
11:15am - 12:00pm
1:15pm - 2:00pm
3:15pm - 4:00pm

Slippery, ooey and gooey… Oh My! Explore how polymers behave using some common household ingredients. Your slimy creation is yours to keep.


December 29, 2021

Candy Loves Chemistry

Choose from one of three sessions:
11:15am - 12:00pm
1:15pm - 2:00pm
3:15pm - 4:00pm

Just add water, and watch the sweet surprises unfold. From a new spin of chromatography to levitating letters, these experiments are guaranteed to unwrap the secrets of some of our favorite colorful candy.