Fermilab Family Open House
Feb 11, 2018
Fermilab's Wilson Hall | S. Kirk Rd. at Pine St. Batavia, IL 60510 | Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.840.3000
Feb 11, 2018
Fermilab's Wilson Hall
S. Kirk Rd. at Pine St. Batavia, IL 60510
Batavia, IL 60510
Fermilab’s Family Open House is a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it. This year’s event, running from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, will feature a new auditorium show and several activities for kids and their parents to enjoy.
New to this year’s Open House is the auditorium show “Colder than Cool.” Fermilab scientists will explore the chilling effects of liquid nitrogen on everyday items and demonstrate its uses in electricity and magnetism. The event will also feature “Live from CERN,” where participants will take part in a virtual visit of the CMS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider, see the detector, and ask questions of scientists at Fermilab and in Geneva, Switzerland. Other presentations include “Physics and Engineering of Sports” and a panel on women in science. About a dozen scientists and engineers will be ready to answer questions in the exhibit area on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall.