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BioBase

BioBase programs are in-depth science programs in state-of-the-art community science labs. Students in BioBase programs use research-grade microscopes during after-school, weekend, and summer science explorations. BioBus research scientists lead courses in biological science, environmental science, and materials science that nurture students’ natural curiosity and critical thinking skills over the course of many sessions.

BioBase programs are offered in West Harlem at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute.


Afterschool BioBase programs allow students to fulfill their scientific potential. Over the course of the semester, students learn to formulate and test their own hypotheses. Students engage in lessons from a variety of scientific fields such as biological sciences, environmental sciences, and materials science. Currently, BioBus partners with existing community programs to offer research science experiences to the community.

Recommended for: grades 3-12

Sunday Science occurs in 4-session blocks throughout the school year. Students are guided on an amazing scientific journey in one of our varied topics. The class is conducted in small experimental groups to increase the scientist-to-student ratio and to maximize the students’ hands-on scientific exploration.

Recommended for: ages 8-12

During summer camp, students engage in week-long hands-on scientific exploration. Working side-by-side with research scientists, students will develop hypotheses and design experiments. Check back for details for next summer!

Recommended for: Ages 8 - 14