Due to current COVID-19 conditions, field-trip options have been temporarily suspended. Please see our videos and activities or book and online session.

Field Trips

Bringing your students to the BIOlab?

1. Read our comprehensive guide to visiting the BIOlab during COVID-19 restrictions below.

2. All BIOlab visitors must fill out the Shared Health COVID-19 Staff Screening Tool on the morning of your visit.

3. Teachers must bring a copy of the Youth BIOlab Field Trip Form when you arrive verifying that all students have passed the COVID-19 screening.

Directions and bus drop-off information

Youth BIOlab Jeunesse is located in the lower level of the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre at 351 Taché Avenue. The sign on top of the building says “Albrechtsen Research Centre” and is right next to the parking lot.

Buses can enter at the lights by the south parking lot/emergency entrance. Buses are asked to turn around in front of the Asper Clinical Research Building and pull up directly in front of the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre to let students off.

Student safety and behaviour expectations

The St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre is a basic medical research facility. This means that our research laboratories use biohazards, radiation and hazardous chemicals in our daily work. Classes visiting Youth BIOlab Jeunesse will not be entering any research labs as part of their visit.

The BIOlab is modelled after other labs at the Research Centre and may contain similar hazards. Every effort is made to minimize the risks of potentially hazardous equipment and materials to students. All students will receive a safety orientation prior to entering the BIOlab, but we also ask that teachers address the following guidelines with students prior to your visit:

Safety rules must be followed: The BIOlab is under the same safety rules and regulations as all of our research labs:

  • Follow all instructions carefully, ask questions if you don’t understand instructions
  • Do not touch anything in the lab or building unless instructed
  • Students with long hair should have it tied back for the visit
  • Appropriate clothing must be worn: No shorts or sandals. Closed-toed footwear should be worn
  • Noise and behaviour: Usual indoor voices aren’t a problem, but this is part of a working building and we do need to be aware of those around us

Please watch this video prior to your visit: