Physics Open House

The annual Physics Open House introduces elementary and middle school students to the sciences of physics while having a lot of fun! These event is open for everybody who would like to come and visit. There are many interesting activities for all ages:

  • Explore how things work in the hands-on Science Room
  • Test your science knowledge & compete for prizes
  • Visit the Laws Observatory
  • Be amazed and thrilled by the Physics Demonstration Show
  • Hear about cutting-edge research in the Saturday Morning Science public lectures
  • Interested in a science career? Talk with Faculty & Students about research and education at MU
  • Are you a Science Teacher? Special activities will allow your students to earn extra points!

More information about the Open House event will be posted later.

Saturday Morning Science is a series of one-hour-long lectures aimed at anyone who has some interest in science; however, no science background is required. Come share our enthusiasm and learn what some MU faculty are up to. The lectures are free. If you want to know a bit more about science, or if you are simply curious, come and give us a try

A TIME for Physics First is a partnership among the University of Missouri (MU), and seven Core Partner school districts. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation Math-Science Partnership Institute grant. Through this project, participants and university faculty will gain an expanded range of leadership expertise, content knowledge and pedagogical proficiency to share with others, as they become resources and catalysts for reform in science education at the secondary and post-secondary institutional levels. Ultimately, the overall goal is a significant increase in student achievement in science and science coursework.

Cosmic Conversations is a lecture series hosted by the Department of Physics & Astronomy in conjunction with the Laws Observatory and the Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Scheduled at 7 pm the first Wednesday of each month in room 120 of the Physics building, the topic of each talk relates to the cosmos; why we see the Moon the way we do, how to take night-time photos, how meteors relate to global extinctions, how did early Native Americans see the sky and a host of other topics in which the heavens play a role.


Fall Welcome

College of Arts and Sicences Fall Welcome

Demo show

Physics Open House demo show

Hands-on room

Physics Open House hands-on room