Genspace NYC

Genspace NYC

Life Skills
Greenwood, Brooklyn, New York
(6 Reviews)

​An Open Access Lab for Everyone

The best way to inform 21st-century dialogue about science is to have stakeholders understand it from a hands-on perspective. To this end, Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting science literacy through citizen access to biotechnology. We provide STEM educational outreach, cultural events, and a platform for science innovation at the grassroots level.

Our Story

Genspace began in 2009 in a living room where hobbyists, entrepreneurs, artists and scientists met to explore their interest in biotechnology. In December 2010, we opened the first-ever community biotechnology laboratory in Brooklyn, New York. This 1600 square foot, biosafety level 1 lab is open to the general public to pursue individual and group projects. For a subsidized price, they get access to a fully equipped molecular and synthetic biology facility, scientific equipment, shared supplies, and professional scientific mentorship.

Genspace provides:

  • A lab for biotech entrepreneurs and explorers
  • Adult education and outreach
  • Science education at the high school and college level
  • Lab access and memberships
  • Education in bioart and biodesign
  • A forum for dialogue about the social and ethical dimensions of biotech

Reviews of Genspace NYC

(6 Reviews)
Intro to Mycology

9/28/2018
Megan M.

Attended: Intro to Mycology


A great knowledgeable teacher who packed in so much info in our 3-hour class. Great demo with a take home at the end too.

Fruiting Bodies

7/28/2019
Natalie Z.

Attended: Fruiting Bodies


Natalie Z. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

A Scent-imental Journey

5/20/2019
Kathleen J.

Attended: A Scent-imental Journey


Kathleen J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Biohacker Boot Camp

4/14/2019
Lourdes G.

Attended: Biohacker Boot Camp


Lourdes G. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9

6/28/2018
Jeremy K.

Attended: Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9


Jeremy K. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Biohacker Boot Camp

6/8/2018
Lavy A.

Attended: Biohacker Boot Camp


Lavy A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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140 32nd St Ste 108, Brooklyn, New York 11232
Genspace NYC
Greenwood, Brooklyn
140 32nd St Ste 108
Btwn 3rd & 4th Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11232

Directions:
If you are traveling by subway, take the D,N,R trains to the 36th Street Station. You can reach us by phone at (929) 387-8100.

Upcoming Classes at Genspace NYC

Synthetic Biology 101: Let’s Learn How to Engineer Life
Synthetic Biology 101: Let’s Learn How to Engineer Life
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 10am - 2pm

Biocultures as Interactive Storytelling
Biocultures as Interactive Storytelling
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 3pm - 6pm

Biohacker Boot Camp
Biohacker Boot Camp
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 2pm - 6pm

Cordyceps Cultivation & the Weird World of Mushrooms
Cordyceps Cultivation & the Weird World of Mushrooms
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 9th, 10am - 3pm

Neurohacking 101:Analyzing & Visualizing Brain Networks
Neurohacking 101:Analyzing & Visualizing Brain Networks
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 10th, 9am - 8pm