This paper presents the concept of setting up a packaging laboratory in the field of studies of logistics. The springboard for the discussion is an assumption that now with an increasingly demanding job market and much sought-after hands-on experience in candidates for jobs in logistics there is a need to increase the number of hours of experiential learning classes for students of logistics. Since it is not always possible to establish professional laboratories, which require significantly high financial means, it should be considered how to provide for the basic objectives which a laboratory should offer when having much more modest financial means. This is the reason why this paper defines what can be expected from practical classes and what type of classes should be conducted in a laboratory. The discussion also included an analysis of a short pilot study of experiential learning classes conducted in a laboratory of packaging materials.