Fermilab Family Open House – Sunday, Feb. 9

Kids enjoy a science demonstration at Fermilab’s Family Open House. Photo: Cindy Arnold

Part of Fermilab’s vision is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. There’s no better way to do that than to give them a hands-on, close-up encounter with science. And there’s no better opportunity for such an encounter than the annual Family Open House, which will take place in Wilson Hall on Feb. 9 from 1-5 p.m.

The Family Open House is one of the most popular events Fermilab hosts. Thousands of people, including children of all ages, are expected to attend, and they’ll get to talk one on one with scientists and learn about physics in fun and informative ways. The Open House features performances by Jerry “Mr. Freeze” Zimmerman, demonstrating the (very) cool effects of liquid nitrogen, a talk from scientist Brian Nord exploring the fabric of space-time and science exhibits created by students at four local schools.

“We want to get kids doing activities that get them excited about science,” said Spencer Pasero, program leader in Fermilab’s Education Office. “We want them to come in, have fun and think about science as something they could do.”

No registration is required to attend the Family Open House.

Andre Salles