WHAT IS THE CURIOSITY CUBE®?

A new way to spark curiosity

MilliporeSigma's Curiosity Cube® is a 22x10-foot, retrofitted shipping container that has been transformed into a mobile science lab. It features interactive, hands-on science experiments led by our employees. This allows visitors to ask questions and discuss the possibilities of a future career in STEM.

Where to find us

The container travels throughout North America visiting schools, summer camps and public spaces, including parks, festivals and museums, to foster engagement in science and an interest in STEM-based careers.

 

WHY CURIOSITY?

Because breakthroughs begin with curiosity. We recognize that tomorrow’s discoveries depend on the next generation of scientists. Science education experts agree that hands-on laboratory experiences help spark student interest in science and prime them for future STEM careers.

 

CURIOUS QUESTIONS

What kids want to know

We believe that curiosity is the driving force behind human progress and development. And while the future poses many challenges and uncertainties, we're convinced that curiosity can help mankind navigate its uncharted terrain with confidence and optimism. Learn more about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's commitment to inspiring curiosity here.

Every visitor to the Curiosity Cube® has the opportunity to submit a “Curious Question.” With this activity we get a glimpse into the brightest young minds.

OUR IMPACT

Since its inception in 2017, The Curiosity Cube® has provided a chance for children to explore science in a structured yet flexible environment. Research shows that this exposure is key to help children believe that they could pursue a STEM career. This is especially important for children who lack access to high quality and technology-driven scientific learning experiences.

193

Communities Visited

94%

Title 1 Schools

74,350

Students Reached

11,583

Volunteer Hours

 

95%

of students increased understanding of science technology after visiting the Curiosity Cube®.

 

 

WHERE IS THE CURIOSITY CUBE?

 

Henry Vilas Zoo

June 26 2019

9:30am - 5:00pm

702 S Randall Ave, Madison, WI 53715

Madison Mallards’ Game

June 27 2019

5:30pm - 8:30pm

2920 N Sherman Ave. Madison, WI 53704, Madison, Wisconsin

Shake the Lake

June 29 2019

4:00pm - 11:00pm

410 S Blair St, Madison, WI 53703

Discovery World

July 13 2019

10:00pm - 5:00pm

500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Champaign Public Library

July 31 2019

3:00pm - 7:00pm

200 W. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820

REQUEST THE CUBE

Interested in hosting the Curiosity Cube®?