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Welcome to the Life Sciences Learning Center

The Life Sciences Learning Center (LSLC), located at the University of Rochester Medical Center, is a unique hands-on science inquiry center for students and community members throughout the Greater Rochester Area. LSLC programs and curricula emphasize hands-on and minds-on learning to boost science literacy and increase enthusiasm towards learning science. Our facilities include two teaching laboratories that can accommodate up to 30 learners per day and are fully equipped with up-to-date science equipment and supplies.


Interested in bringing the latest in nanotechnology or stem cells to the classroom? These topics and much more are represented in our collection of lessons and animations. Our curricula are developed with teacher input, these lessons incorporate minds-on and hands-on activities, and bring exciting science to your students. Our easy to understand animations have an international audience and feature easy download so that you don't have to count on internet access in the classroom.

Scientist Involvement

Did you know that many of our programs are taught by University of Rochester scientists? We have an active group of scientists at different stages of their careers ranging from graduate students, post-doctorates, and laboratory personnel who are interested in sharing their excitement for the field. If you are a U of R student, postdoc or staff scientist and want to join our legion of volunteers, find out more by contacting us.


Science Education Partnership Award LogoThe Life Sciences Learning Center is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

The LSLC has received support from the following donors: