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The MSU Science Festival

MSU Science Festival | April 12-21, MSU Campus | Free

Get ready to be wowed! The MSU Science Festival, April 12-21, promises events for people of all ages, from the littlest kids to the most science-savvy adults.

Included are tours of science-oriented spots on the MSU campus, lectures, demonstrations, fun activities for kids and even performances. And it’s all free!


Tour Baker Wood Lot with your own guide to its ecology, visit the Institute for Cyber-Enabled research, see MSU's vertebrate collection, the teaching greenhouses, the Bug House and the National Superconducting Cyclotron.


If you are interested in video games, bird banding or Lego robotics, you'll find a talk that fills in the blanks. Do you want to learn how your joints and organs move as seen through an MRI? Or do the physics of footwear intrigue you? How about learning how to build, program and fly your personal drone? Those topics and more are included in many of the ongoing lectures and discussions during the event.

Family Events

There will be events for the whole family to enjoy, including hands-on activities, seminars, lectures, demonstrations, discussions, tours and exhibits in topics ranging from the ordinary to extraordinary. From astronomy to music, science theater to zoology, MSU researchers and their students share the wonder of science in over 100 diverse offerings for young and old to engage, explore, and inspire.


Many are located at various sites on campus as well as the weekend Expo tent. WKAR's Ready To Learn and MSU Extension will be there for hands-on fun for the little ones.

Other events include an Astronomy night at the Planetarium with a visit to the Observatory, performances by actors who bring science heroes and science fiction characters to life as they mingle with the public and an opening program called "Say in in 7," which features a series of seven-minute talks followed by a question and answer period.

For More Information

A comprehensive schedule of events can be found HERE.

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