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 11,000 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’s Kids’ Lab is for children 6 - 12 accompanied by at least one adult chaperone per four children. Participation is FREE with paid LSC admission or membership. Reservations are recommended and must be completed by noon of the day before each workshop. Call 201.253.1310 to make a reservation.

BASF's Kids' Lab sessions are at 12:15 pm and 2:15 pm. Please arrive at the Box Office at least 30 minutes before your session to obtain your admission ticket.

2020 Schedule

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Playful Polymers

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


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Freshwater pHun

Can you determine if a stream is healthy and clean just by looking at it? Join us and uncover how our behaviors and habits affect the health of our water supply.


Saturday, May 9, 2020

Happy Hands

Oil and water do mix in this experiment! Understand the key role emulsifiers play in a popular body product. Apply this knowledge while mixing up your very own hand lotion that is yours to keep.


Saturday, June 6, 2020

Keep Cool

How can you keep your favorite snacks and drinks cool and safe? Join us in the lab to take on this tricky temperature challenge.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Energy Loves Produce

Can potatoes tell time? Can lemons light up? Stop by and find out how electricity can be generated using some popular produce.


Saturday, August 29, 2020

Operation Filtration

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


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Candy Loves Chemistry

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


Saturday, November 14, 2020

Clever Foodies

Why are fruits and vegetables colorful and healthy? Find out more in this culinary course!


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Chemistry is Bananas!

What do you have in common with a banana? Put on your gloves and goggles in order to get the answer to this question. You will be rewarded with a firsthand look at an amazing material that makes all life possible.


Monday, December 28, 2020

Candy Loves Chemistry

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


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Clever Foodies

Why are fruits and vegetables colorful and healthy? Find out more in this culinary course!


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Chemistry is Bananas!

What do you have in common with a banana? Put on your gloves and goggles in order to get the answer to this question. You will be rewarded with a firsthand look at an amazing material that makes all life possible.