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Planning your visit to the Learning Lab

Teachers, schools, and districts can reserve a one to two-hour "experience" at our lab. These experiences are led by our CalTeach undergraduate teachers in training and experienced staff members at UC Merced.

  • STEM activities are catered to the NGSS standard that you are covering in your classroom.        
  • Open to grades K-12 student groups          
  • Students get to experience hands on science in a scientific lab at a top tier University!


How to Reserve Your Visit to the Learning Lab

*The CalTeach Learning Lab is officially booked for the 2023-2024 academic year!!! Use the link below to sign up for our email list and be the first to know when reservation requests open for the upcoming year! 

STEP 1: Complete the learning lab 24-25 sign-up list

STEP 2: You will receive a follow-up email from our Special Programs Coordinator, Mariah Gonsalez at, or any other CalTeach staff with details/questions about your visit to the lab.

STEP 3:  You will receive a reservation confirmation and appropriate waivers/documents will be sent out to the main coordinator of the visiting K-12 student group to fill out.

Field Trips can include a campus tour & dining experience!

Campus tour: Virtual Tour Options are available here 

Dining reservation: Dining Options can be found here

Some Experiences in the Learning Lab include:

  • STEAM activities
  • Having fun with Math (hands-on math learning concepts)
  • Let's Be Engineers!
  • Chemistry Experiments
  • CalTeach Outside! (environmental science activities)
  • Robotics: Using Microbits & Programming
  • Biotechnology Experiments

Please check back to see an updated list of experiences that you can register for Spring 2022.

If there is a specific subject/activity you are interested in, please email our Special Programs Coordinator, Mariah Gonsalez at