Discover a world of science exploration and wonder!
Throughout our print and digital materials, you’ll notice color coding and symbols representing each location. On festival day those same symbols and colors can be found on yard signs directing you to each destination.
Map & Sign Key
|The ORANGE FLASK will lead you to CHEMISTRY|
|The BROWN TREE will lead you to DUNN’S WOODS|
|The BLUE COMPUTER will lead you to FRANKLIN HALL|
|The GREEN LEAF will lead you to JORDAN HALL|
|The RED PALETTE & PAINTBRUSH will lead you to KIRKWOOD HALL|
|The YELLOW PLANET will lead you to the KIRKWOOD OBSERVATORY|
|The BROWN BRICKS will lead you to OWEN PLAZA|
|The BROWN ARCH will lead you to the SAMPLE GATES|
|The PINK FOOTPRINTS will lead you to the STUDENT BUILDING|
|The WHITE ATOM will lead you to SWAIN HALL|
|The BROWN VOLCANO will lead you to the VOLCANIC ERUPTION|
At the Sample Gates, Campus Limestone Tours will start at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
In Franklin Hall, experience all kinds of technology from audio-visual production and physiological feedback to mind-controlled race cars and robots.
In the Student Building, learn about integrating the natural, social, and cultural aspects of science including mapping, tree-ring science, social justice, food sciences, and ancient tool making. Science Café runs from 1-2 pm. The Fermentation Lab begins at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, and Prehistoric Stone Tool Making demonstrations start at 10 am and 1 pm.
Outdoors, from the Student Building to Owen Hall Plaza, see how the forces of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences impact our environment and even cause explosions!
In Kirkwood Hall explore the art and math of design and technology, learn about undergraduate research.
Outdoors, in front of Lindley Hall, meet for an interpretational walk through Dunn’s Woods, every hour on the half hour.
In Swain Hall West, explore the forces of nature! Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, and Optometry will be here. Harry Potter and the Half Spin Particle show starts at 9:30 am and 2 pm. Low Temperature Physics shows start at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.
The Kirkwood Observatory opens at 11 am for sun-viewing, tours, and astronomical activities.
Don’t miss the magic show in the Chemistry Building at 10 am and 2 pm. Tour labs and all kinds of hands-on chemistry and magnetic activities.
See all the life sciences at Jordan Hall, from plants to bugs to bacteria, they’re all here! Meet biologists at 9:30 am, 11 am, and 1 pm. Greenhouse tours start every hour on the half-hour.