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Virtual Group Labs

With our Virtual Group Labs, you can bring the excitement of HMNS into your home! With two different virtual formats to choose from, we’ve got the options you need for any topic or audience. Please note: Basic school supplies and a printer may be necessary.

Looking for in-person programs? Check out our Weekday Lab or Lab on Demand pages for more information on the programming your group can participate in at HMNS!

How to Book

After reviewing the information below, email us at or utilize the fillable form below to book your Lab. If you have any questions on which program would be best for your group, we’d be happy to provide recommendations!

Virtual Lab Booking Request

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Interested in a topic not listed?  Ask about a specific request in the “Additional comments or questions?” section below to see if we can accommodate your request!

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Virtual Group Lab Formats

Choose between pre-recorded and live, virtual Group Labs depending on your program’s and audience’s needs.

Pre-Recorded Group Labs

Pre-recorded Group Labs feature our dynamic museum educators along with museum specimens to bring some of our favorite scientific and cultural concepts to life. Your group or class will have 24 hours of access to the content, so they can watch the presentation as many times as they would like. Scroll down for a list of the topics that are available as pre-recorded presentations. More topics coming soon!


As an introductory offer for our virtual, pre-recorded Group Labs, you and your audience get 24 hours of access to the topic of your choosing for only $150. Once you book with us and select your access date, you’ll receive a password-protected link you can share with your audience. You’ll also receive the password that will be active on the date of your program. Your audience will be able to log on using the designated password to watch the presentation at any time that fits their schedule on the date of your program.

Virtual Group Labs are available from 8 am on the date of your choosing until 8 am the following day. During that time, your audience can watch the video at any time and as many times as they would like.

Pre-Recorded Group Lab Add-On

Want to know more after watching your pre-recorded virtual Group Lab? Schedule some time with one of our educators to ask your most pressing science questions!

Q&A with an Educator

Select a date and time for your educator Q&A*, and we’ll send you a Zoom link to share with your audience. At the selected date and time, your audience can sign on to meet with our educator and learn more about your selected Group Lab topic. Q&A sessions are limited to 50 participants on a first come, first served basis.

*Educator Q&A sessions are subject to availability. While we are happy to take requests for educators that cover specific content areas, we cannot guarantee a specific educator.

Pricing: $50 for 30 minutes

Pre-Recorded Group Lab Topics

The following topics are available as pre-recorded Virtual Group Labs. While based on our in-person Lab programs, the content of these Labs have been adapted to work best in a virtual format. If you would like recommendations on which topic would be best for your audience, we’re happy to provide suggestions.

Grades 5-12

Biology Lab: Blood – Nobody can do without it, and we mean no body! Learn about some different kinds of blood and use simulated blood to identify human blood types.

Dissection Lab: Heart Dissection – Nothing beats that “Aww” moment! Take a detailed, in-depth look at one powerful muscle and vital body organ, the heart. *Demonstration only.

Live, Virtual Group Labs

Choose from our Group Lab topics and get a live, virtual Group Lab led by one of our experienced educators. Labs are presented via Zoom and last an hour, including time for questions at the end!* Presenters will use museum specimens, artifacts, and/or handouts to enhance their presentations on a variety of topics! Stay tuned for more information on the topics you can choose from.

*If you are unable to use Zoom, please let us know at the time of booking so we can find an alternate platform.


Our live, virtual Group Labs are $250 per presentation. Live, virtual Group Labs last approximately one hour, including both presentation time as well as time for Q&A at the end. Once you book with us and select your program date, you’ll receive a Zoom link you can share with your audience. You can join the presentation together or everyone can join us from home.

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