Science Learning Center


  • SLC Re-opens with New In-Person Exhibit

    After a 2-year closure, the Science Learning Center re-opens to our campus community with a special exhibit: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil.

    This 'mini-exhibition' is the result of a collaboration with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and graduate students enrolled in the SCED 590 Special Topics class Advanced Practices in Informal Science Education. Informational panels about the importance of soil are coupled with several hands-on activities, videos, and even live specimens (yes, animals that live in soil!).

    Dig It! The Secrets of Soil will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The exhibit will last through June.

  • Explore Our Virtual Exhibits

    You can experience our Critter Collection from the comfort of your own home or classroom. Check out our Critter Cam exhibit, where you can view a featured invertebrate (animal without backbones) in real time! A new invertebrate is featured roughly every month.

    What can you learn from a bone? Turns out, quite a bit! Check out our exhibit Skulls: Heads and Tales, where you can examine 3D models of animal skulls in virtual space!

Hands-on Science Learning

The Science Learning Center (SLC) provides unique learning experiences for elementary and middle school aged students in local communities, as well as the students of CSULB, through exhibits and activities that encourage questioning and hands-on investigation. Through both on-site and outreach programs, the Center seeks to support STEM awareness and interest, to inform and support local science education and provide an avenue to showcase research in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to new audiences.

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Contact SLC

Science Learning Center

Hall of Science (HSCI), room 110

Mondays, Tuesday, and Fridays from 11:00am to 1:00pm for Cal State Long Beach students, staff, and faculty.

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Your donations help the Science Learning Center develop new exhibits.

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