The experiment lab is black and set on a round base. It is roughly cone-shaped, with two narrow green "feeler" pieces on the sides of the cone and two black ones on the top. These "feelers" move up and down when the laboratory is operational. Three Alien Drones man the lab; one in the cone and two on the base.
The experiment lab can be built only after a energy generator, breeding pit, sonar station and war factory have been constructed. Once built, jetpack astronauts can be spawned. It also enables the creation of the orbital uplink.