Summer drop-in programs in the TerraLab

July 1st - September 4th, 2023- Daily from 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Join our historic interpreters in the Terra Lab daily from July 1st-September 4th at 1 pm to 4 pm for drop-in Live in the Lab sessions. These programs explore the environmental legacy of Britannia Mine through fun hands-on experiments.

Both programs are included with Museum admission.

Each session lasts from 8-15 minutes depending on group size.

The Chemistry of Cleanup

Sunday to Wednesday, 1pm to 4pm

The Chemistry of Clean Up” explores the processes that have allowed the Epcor Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant to remove 600 000 kilograms of heavy metal
contamination from our waters annually. Guides will demonstrate the processes of flocculation and filtration using real water samples from the mine.


Mini Mud Monsters

Thursday to Saturday, 1pm to 4pm

These animals may be tiny, but they can tell us a surprising amount about the health of their ecosystems. From Thursday to Saturday, “Mini Mud Monsters” will zoom in on the amazing animals that live in Britannia Creek today. In addition to playing important roles in the food chain, the insects and other aquatic animals we study can send us messages about the health of local waters.