Mess Wright

A giant THANK YOU to everyone who came out this past Saturday to play with us during our Cardboard Challenge! We raised $ 100.00 for the Imagination Foundation, an awesome charity that fosters creativity and entrepreneurialism in children. We were amazed at some of the creations made from cardboard and plastic containers that would have ended up in the trash. We'll be posting photos taken by our friend, Carissa to The Lab's Facebook page this week.


Our Sunday was busy, too, as the Lab Rats were on hand to entertain the families who participated in Community Partners of Dallas' Change is Good event. Alex and Connor were most excited about the Storm Trooper, go figure!


Don't forget about our new after-school classes, occurring most Wednesdays this school year. The Lab's website has been recently updated, so you can see the dates and prices for these as well as our Fall and Winter Camp offering.

And if you can't see us for awhile, please know that we miss you. And please consider making something from "trash" this week. I am still amazed at the extent to which the moms and dads at our PLAY event were excited to help their babies with their creations. It reminded me why I started The Lab in the first place - to engage in safe, smart, restriction-free exploration. As much as I have done this for my kids and for yours, I must admit that I am having fun everyday in The Lab. Thank you all for understanding us and for your continued support! ~Mess Wright

Mess Wright

PLAY in Dallas

This Saturday, October 6   2:00pm - 5:00pm

Beautiful weather is here, and we're ready to play! Join us as we host Dallas' only Cardboard Challenge event, benefitting the Imagination Foundation.

The Lab at Lakewood is proud to sponsor an afternoon of free play this Saturday afternoon inspired by Caine's Arcade. Come out to Junius Street, enjoy healthy snacks and use your imagination to construct anything you desire from cardboard pieces.

The Lab will supply tape, markers and paint. Please bring clean cardboard and plastic containers. Let's turn trash into treasure together. Minimum donation of $10.00 per family suggested but not required. Profits to benefit Imagination Foundation.

We will also be presenting information on The Lab's new "PLAY" component, coming in 2013.

See below for a link to the Caine's Arcade/Cardboard Challenge video.


Columbus Day Explorer Camp

Monday, October 8  6:00pm - 8:30pm

An evening of adventure for your young explorer: we'll be making s'mores under the starlight. Campers will canvas the Garden in a fun outdoor scavenger hunt. With the help of flashlights, blacklights and lasers, we'll discover smart science prizes for take-home. Doors open at 5:30 ($50; call or email us to reserve your spot.)


For more information on Caine's Arcade, the Cardboard Challenge and Imagination Foundation, visit