DeBakey Cell Lab

DeBakey Cell Lab
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You don’t need to be a scientist to enter, but you’ll feel like one when you leave! 

Gear up with a lab coat, gloves and goggles and travel through experiment stations in both English and Spanish. This hands-on exhibit is $3 for current members, and an additional $5 per person for non-members with the purchase of general admission to The Health Museum.  The DeBakey Cell Lab is recommended for ages 7 and up due to the complexity of the experiments.  All guests, ages 13 and under, must be accompanied by an adult.

The DeBakey Cell Lab is a distinct, new kind of museum experience. Honorably named after the respected and accomplished medical pioneer, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, this bilingual exhibit is designed to introduce biology-based science to the public and inspire future scientists and science-lab leaders in the medical field.





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Students suit up like a real scientist and get up close and personal with cellular biology.


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Isolate DNA from wheat germ, test microbial agents, extract and view chromosomes from real fruit flies and more!  


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Get private access and party like a CELLebrity in The Health Museum’s newest permanent exhibit! 


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Lab Hours & Pricing

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. 
Closed Mondays September - May

Museum Members..........................FREE
Non-members.................................$3.00 per person 

Press Materials 

Read the DeBakey Cell Lab announcement here.

Download the DeBakey Cell Lab fact sheet here.

See the DeBakey Cell Lab rack card here.

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The Health Museum's DeBakey Cell Lab was generously funded by: 

DeBakey Foundation • Cullen Foundation • Dunn Foundation
Fondren Foundation • Hamman Foundation • Mabee Foundation
Seebridge Media • Tellepsen Foundation • Vivian L. Smith • Wortham Foundation

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