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In-Person Field Trips

We are excited to welcome classes back to all of our DNALC locations for field trips for the 2021-22 school year!

The Dolan DNALC in Cold Spring Harbor, DNALC NYC in Brooklyn, Harlem DNA Lab, and Regeneron DNALC in Sleepy Hollow are committed to providing a safe place for hands-on science. Depending on prevailing circumstances and CDC and New York State Health Department guidelines, our COVID-19 Safety Net provides for distanced workstations, individual equipment, temperature monitoring, and fully vaccinated instructors.

High School

  • Forensic DNA Profiling, Human DNA Fingerprinting, and Human Mitochondrial Sequencing are restricted to students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
  • The cost of standard labs is $25 per student regardless of lab; there is a minimum charge of $500, regardless of lab.
  • The cost of Advanced Inquiry labs is $32 per student, with a minimum charge of $640.
  • Unless other arrangements have been made in advance, all labs begin promptly at 9:30 AM. Any group that arrives more than 30 minutes late for their scheduled lab will risk forfeiting the reservation.
  • Before the visit, teachers will receive an information package to help with student preparation.

Middle School

In-school Programs

Teachers can select one, or a sequence of several of our Middle School Labs.

  • In-school instruction is $1,375/day (for up to 5 classes)
  • To make a reservation please find contact information under Reservation Information.


Field Trips

Teachers can select one, or a sequence of several of our Middle School Labs.

  • DNALC classrooms are limited to 24 or 32 students, and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
  • For most field trips, we can accommodate two classes (64 students max) at the same time (9:30-11:30 am or 12:00-2:00 pm). This excludes the Harlem DNA Lab, which is a single classroom.
  • Two-hour wet lab/museum tour (CSH only) field trips are $350 per class.
  • Two-hour wet lab/computer lab and two-hour wet lab trips are $400 per class.
  • $5 per student materials fee applies to DNA Models field trip ONLY.

Two-hour field trip options include:

Extended day field trips

CSI: Learning Center Grades 6–8 $750/class
Survival of the Fittest Grades 6–8 $750/class
DNA Basics Grades 5–7 $750/class
(* $5/student for materials)
Ötzi the Iceman
(CSH location only)
Grades 5–8 $750/class