Laboratories are locations where science is conducted. Fictional laboratories may study new materials, may push the boundaries of known physics or magic, or may perform mad genetic experiments in the dark of night. Laboratories may be public institutions, such as those located on university campuses, or they may be private, such as those owned by fictional corporations. Laboratories may be home to mad scientists, artificers, escaped experiments, and disgruntled assistants.
Designing Fictional Laboratories
When designing laboratories for your fictional world, consider what the boundaries of the known world are and what aspects of that boundary are being investigated. Laboratories may be researching the biological sciences, engineering, physics, chemical sciences, alchemy, or any number of other fields. If your world contains unique materials or unusual physics, or other world specific elements consider if those are being interrogated.
Laboratories are common in super hero worlds and worlds that feature mad science.