Reminder: Virtual Family Open House – Feb. 10-14

Fermilab’s annual Family Open House includes activities for all ages. This year’s event will take place virtually Feb. 10-14. Photo: Fermilab

A reminder to the lab community: Our first Virtual Open House is right around the corner, and you and your families are invited to participate. Check out the Open House offerings, and be sure to register in advance.

Past Family Open Houses were single-day events, but this year’s Virtual Open House will run for five days, from Feb. 10-14, with “on-demand” content available 24/7, as well as live-streamed events. Activities will include pre-recorded demos and activities for all ages, trivia games, tours of the lab facilities, a community art show and more — all free for everyone to enjoy.

Perennial favorites like the Mr. Freeze cryogenics show and Ask-A-Scientist will make an appearance via Zoom. Virtual visitors can also tune in to webinars on a wide variety of topics, including physics, art and ecology. On Wednesday, Feb. 10, clues will be released on the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Engagement website and social media for a “scavenger hunt.” These clues will lead participants through various activities. Participants can submit their scavenger finds throughout the week. Also, at 7 p.m. Central time each day, there will be a Facebook Live STEM story time featuring lab staff reading STEM-themed bedtime stories. The five-day event will culminate with an “iron scientist” competition on Sunday.

Sign up for your favorite events today.

Rebecca Thompson is the head of the Fermilab Education and Public Engagement Office.