BioBase Harlem

BioBus has a community lab called BioBase Harlem and offers science programs year-round. BioBase Harlem is located within Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, located at 3227 Broadway in New York City.


BioBus Microscope Classes

For a limited time, due to a generous grant, BioBus is able to offer discounted field trips for schools visiting BioBase Harlem on Mondays and Tuesdays. In these class sessions students will learn about the inner workings of a microscope by building their own 3D-printed microscope.

Students learn microscopy by assembling different types of microscope.

Students also can compare microscopes to another optical instrument – the eye. Classes will allow students to see inside real eyes, understand the physics of sight, and then recreate the visual system using the 3D-printed microscope kits.

Other lessons are available at regular pricing, including “Microscopes and Cells”, “Ecosystems”, “Marine Biology” (Sept-Oct and Apr-Jun), and “Food Science”.

Interested in bringing your students to BioBase Harlem on a field trip? Click here to fill out our field trip request form. We will reach out to tell you what discount you qualify for!

December Science Holiday Party

Join us Wednesday, December 18th from 4-8pm! We’ll be opening the lab to curious minds and letting anyone use our microscopes! BioBus Scientists will be show off our favorite samples and Dr Piul Rabbani will present on her research on the nature of skin healing at 6pm with a child-focused Q&A.
After the talk, guests can talk with our staff and science friends until 8pm.

RSVP for FREE here!

Saturday Science

One Saturday a month, BioBus co-hosts Saturday Science, a day of science exploration in the Columbia Zuckerman Institute. Check upcoming event dates at the Saturday Science home page. Registration is free!