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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 24 2015
Last updated May 24, 2015

The Niche Lab (Canceled)

The Niche Lab is a place where science blends with fine art to create unique and fun educational experiences for everyone.

The Niche Lab (Canceled)

The Niche Lab is a place where science blends with fine art to create unique and fun educational experiences for everyone.

$2,263
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
39
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 24 2015
Last updated May 24, 2015

About

Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or on our website to get a sense of what we’ve been working on!

This Kickstarter has been featured on DNAinfo Chicago: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150512/humboldt-park/traveling-taxidermy-instructor-opens-chicago-storefront-niche-lab

Science and art encompass two fields of studies that are, according to Webster’s Dictionary, the exact opposite of each other - but are they really?

The founders of the Niche Lab are educators working in different areas of biological science, but we also have a rotating staff of teachers with strong backgrounds in art, photography, and design and we want to show the public that the arts and sciences can be linked together in a fun way - not just to learn, but to create! We want to provide a fun and engaging learning space for people in the Chicago area to make science and art come to life. Our lab will be equipped to offer classes that blend both disciplines, ranging from dissections and taxidermy education to learning how to build your own film camera and develop the prints. We want to create a learning community for all ages, but we will also have numerous workshops and events that are 21+. 

We have chosen to end this Kickstarter, but will still be opening for business. Read more about why we cancelled our Kickstarter using the "updates" tab. We are located at 3328 W. North Avenue in Chicago. Connect with us on social media or come visit!

  

If you want to hear more from us, you can sign up for our mailing list! We are also on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

If you are a member of any type of media (print, radio, online, or television) and would like to contact the founders of the Niche Lab for an interview, please email info@thenichelab.com to set it up. We’d be elated! 

Risks and challenges

We chose to end this Kickstarter early! Looks like we'll be figuring out our risks and challenges on our own :) Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us!

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