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.


Sunday Science

Join us on Sundays in November for a series of 5 hands-on exploration-based science classes, taught by BioBus scientists. Using our research-grade equipment, students will discover what soil is and how soil affects life in their community! Space is limited in each session

Dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8

Session 1 (Ages 8-10): 11:30am-1:00pm
Session 2 (Ages 11-14): 2:30pm-4:00pm

Register using our BioBus Community Portal!

Please note that preference is given to students in Harlem and neighboring communities.

BioBus Microscope Classes

For a limited time, due to a generous grant, BioBus is able to offer free or heavily 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.

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!

October Science After School

Join us Thursday, October 31st from 3-6pm! We’ll be opening the lab to curious minds and trick-or-treaters alike! BioBus Scientists will be serving up candy and spooky science! Costumes optional but encouraged!

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!