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DeBakey Cell Lab
DeBakey Cell Lab
DeBakey Cell Lab
DeBakey Cell Lab

DeBakey Cell Lab

Gear up with a lab coat, gloves and goggles and travel through experiment stations

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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.  Travel through seven lab stations that get you up close and personal with cellular biology.  Your Cell Lab admission ticket permits access to up to 3 of the 7 lab stations per visit. 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.

DeBakey Cell Lab in the News!

Field Trips

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

Discovery Camps

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

Birthday Parties

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

Groups

Hands-on, scientific fun for your next group outing!

Lab Hours & Pricing

Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last Lab entry 4:30 pm)
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. (last Lab entry at 6:30 pm)
Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. (last Lab entry 4:30 pm)

Museum Members..........................$3.00 per person
Non-members.................................$5.00 per person

DeBakey Cell Lab Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, contact juan@bigoaktreemedia.com

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Hours

 

  • Monday - Saturday9AM-5PM
  • Thursday9AM-7PM
  • Sunday12PM-5PM

Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Free Family Thursday 2 PM - 7 PM

DeBakey Cell Lab Hours

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  • MembersFree
  • Child 2 & UnderFree
  • Non-member, Adult:$10
  • Non-member, Child (3-12):$8
  • Non-member, Senior (65+)$8
  • DeBakey Cell Lab:$5 ($3 for Members)
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Brought to you 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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My son learned about DNA, bodily functions and fingerprints. These are all items than he has not fully learned in school.

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My 8-year old son a positive experience, during a recent Health Museum visit. It was fun and he walked away with a curiosity about the human body and interest to learn more information.

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Museum camps enabled my grandchild to learn many facts about the brain and have a hands-on experience. She also made new friends. A good way to start summer vacation.

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