The Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics

Towson University Center for STEM Excellence

Bioscience Education and Outreach Program

SciTech Student Learning Laboratory

Frequently Asked Questions:


  • Where is the SciTech Learning Lab located?
    • SciTech is located in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore at 701 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Buses may drop students off in front of the building. There is no free parking available. There are various public parking garages in the area.

  • What is the cost of the program?
    • The cost is $10/student. Teachers and chaperons are free. Payments are processed through Towson University’s invoicing system. We no longer accept payments at our location. An invoice will be mailed to you separately by Towson University. For acceptable forms of payment, please see Towson University’s Bursar’s Office website.

  • What is the minimum and maximum number of students allowed?
    • The SciTech lab can accommodate up to 32 students at a time. We require a minimum of 10 students per class.

  • How do I know what the best activity is for my students?
    • Please review the descriptions of the laboratory activities. All of our activities are aligned with the Maryland State Curriculum. You may also contact one of the SciTech instructors to discuss your options at 410-385-6323 or e-mail

  • How do I make a reservation for my class?
    • To book a field trip complete the online SciTech Visit Request Form with all information and dates. We will do our best to accommodate your first choice of dates.
  • When will I hear back after submitting my request form?
    • The SciTech staff will get back to you within 5 business days after receiving your SciTech Visit Request Form. If you have not heard from us, please email or call one of our instructors at 410-385-6323.

  • What happens after I send in my request form?
    • After your SciTech Visit Request Form has been submitted, a SciTech instructor may contact you with any questions regarding dates for your field trip or special accommodations. A contract will be emailed to you once a date for your field trip has been agreed upon. This contract must be signed and returned to us with any changes. If we do not receive a signed contract from you, your field trip will be canceled.

  • Is there a permission slip required for each student?
    • Yes. Every student participating in a lab activity must have a signed permission slip. Permission slips will be turned in to the SciTech instructor on the day of your field trip. The permission slip form can be found here:
      permission slip




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