Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A LABRATS MEMBERSHIP?

A Membership provides access to all LabRats events and programs, except for camps.

IF MY CHILD HAS A MEMBERSHIP, DO I NEED TO SIGN THEM UP FOR COURSES?

Yes, each course has a limited number of spots available. You must register your child for the course to ensure that we have a seat for them. Don’t worry, if a particular course fills up quickly, we will open another at another time.

DO I NEED A LABRATS MEMBERSHIP TO TAKE LABRATS COURSES?

No, LabRats courses can be purchased individually

WILL MENTORS AND INSTRUCTORS BE LIVE SCANNED TO WORK WITH CHILDREN?

An extensive background check and live scan will be performed on all Science Mentors and staff working with youth. Teacher Training is of highest importance for the success of our science education program.

WHAT IS THE LABRATS APPROACH?

We approach science education by creating fun and engaging experiences through which our members can observe their own progress as they develop strength of character, expand their knowledge, and develop confidence in their ability to accomplish great things.

CAN MY CHILD DO SCIENCE?

Any child who decides they want to learn science and wants to do the hard work necessary to gain experience in STEM will be engaged in this program!

DOES LABRATS HAVE STRENUOUS TESTS?

We do not believe in reciting facts, but rather believe in applying information through hands-on and exciting experiments.

WHAT DO OUR INSTRUCTORS DO THAT SCIENCE TEACHERS CANNOT?

We inspire kids to become doers of science and creators of technology instead of mere knowers of facts. To be successful, a budding scientist needs expert guidance- and that often means extensive one-on-one coaching that our over-burdened teachers just can’t provide.