A science lab for children opened in Oak Ridge North in September and aims to offer a mix of science, learning and fun.

Cynthia Morgan, owner of Little Beakers, said the facility is a place for children to have fun doing scientific experiments while learning more about science at an early age. Morgan said so far the facility has seen a large amount of children and parents coming through its doors to conduct different experiments at the various stations available.

“This is a museum-style, very hands-on science facility for kids to have fun and work on experiments,” Morgan said. “Everything here is science, and there’s all different topics, such as physics and electrochemistry. It’s a place for kids to know what science is actually about.”

The science lab is the second location of Little Beakers. The first location is in Cypress. Morgan said she came up with the idea for Little Beakers after she discovered people knew little about the many careers available in the science field. Having a background in chemical engineering, Morgan said she wanted to expose more children to potential science jobs.

“The experiments here range from making bouncy balls to finding out reactions and explosions,” she said. “It’s a lot of material science. And there aren’t any places like this where you just walk in and start doing experiments with the whole family.”

Little Beakers also acts as a destination for field trips and birthday parties and is open daily in the summer. During the school year the facility is open on Wednesday, Friday and weekends.

As far as expanding Little Beakers in the future, Morgan said contracts for new Little Beakers facilities will begin in Katy, Sugar Land, San Antonio and Austin in 2016.

“We just began looking to franchise our company,” she said. “It’s been getting crazier here, and we just get so many people coming in.”

Parents can sign their children up for a variety of hands-on science classes that include afterschool, home school and preschool classes. Summer camps are also another option for children to attend.

A science shop is also available, at which science gifts, science project equipment and science party props can be purchased.

26803 Hanna Road, Ste. 507, Oak Ridge North