A state-of-the-art science wing was unveiled Thursday morning at Melrose High School.
The 18,000-square-foot science wing features nine classrooms, new lab equipment and furniture.
The project was estimated to cost $6 million, but came in under budget by about $400,000, according to Mayor Rob Dolan.
The science wing was completed in about five months and a week before the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
Several city and state officials spoke during the unveiling of the science wing before a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held.
Expanded storage space, beaker drying racks and new technology are just some of the features found in the science labs. Informative art pieces about notable scientists are also on display in the hallways.
One teacher will work in each of the nine classrooms, and the labs will serve students taking biology, chemistry and physics.
An opening house will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the science wing.
Check out our video from a few tours, given by MHS Science chairman Julie Shea and chemistry and environmental science teacher Nancy Naslas, Melrose Patch attended on Thursday.