SOS Modular Lab


What is the Modular SOS Lab?

The MSU Museum now offers an in-gallery, modular laboratory for the campus community to augment use of Science On a Sphere. MSU instructors may use the lab to create custom content for SOS or do other activities related to SOS. The lab is “pop-up,” meaning that equipment will be set up when requested for use. Students can create for the Sphere right in the gallery and see the progress as they work!

Science On a Sphere gallery with tables and laptops set up around Sphere

What equipment is available?

  • 12 Dell laptop computers with 14” full HD screens
  • 48” monitor on cart (with laptop connection)
  • 4 - 30" monitors (with laptop connection)
  • MSU Wi-Fi
  • Yeti microphone
  • Lights for filming
  • HDMI cables
  • HDMI hub
  • Flash drives
  • Power strips
  • 12 personal-sized tables (holds 1 laptop)
  • 30 stools
Four people working at lab tables in the Science On a Sphere Gallery

Is SOS lab support available?

Yes! A trained assistant will be in the gallery to help with you and your students to access SOS and make the most of your time in the lab. Please make your reservation early enough in the semester to be sure we can work with you to plan your class/group learning experience.

Who can reserve the modular lab?

Faculty members and instructors can reserve use of the lab for their classes or other groups when the Museum is open. Lab reservations are subject to availability and will be processed in the order requests are received.

Have questions or want to make a reservation?

Submit a reservation request

For more information,  email the MSU Museum Education Team or call 517-432-1472.


The Science On a Sphere exhibit is sponsored in part by the MSU Federal Credit Union.

All Rights Reserved