“Over the years, I have been part of many science events for the general public. The Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival stands among the very best. It is a high quality, wonderfully creative, world-class offering.” -Brian Greene


Next Festival: April 6, 2019

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University invites the public to an entertaining and informative event. People of all ages will find funny, puzzling, and fascinating hands-on experiments. Everyone is invited to participate. All events are free of charge and no registration is needed!

With over 200 amazing, interactive physics demonstrations, specialized programs by age groups, and public lectures by prominent scientists and astronauts, it’s no surprise that over 5,000 visitors annually come from across the United States to join in the excitement!

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2019 Schedule of Events

Welcome List and Map of Events Coming Soon!

Friday, April 5


7:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

TBA

TBA

Saturday, April 6


10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Mitchell Physics and Mitchell Institute Buildings

An interactive science exhibition. Kids of all ages and grown ups are invited to be astounded by all kinds of amazing phenomena, to experience them live, and just to play.

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Discover how bubbles work, what bubbles can do, and how to continue the experiments on your own at home.

11:00 am

Hawking Auditorium

Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar

11:00 am-12:30 pm

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Mitchell Physics B41

Dr. Lee’s Lab Tour

Meet Nobel Prize winner David Lee
Limited spots available for Lab tour, RSVP required. Sign up coming soon!

2:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Astronaut Nancy Currie-Gregg

4:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Professor and Author Michael Brown


Special Events*

Large Hadron Collider Virtual Tours

12:00 pm, 1:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Low Temperature Extravaganza

10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Mitchell Physics Building (MPHY) 213

5-Barrel Depth Charge Demo

3:30 pm

South-side of MPHY Building

Cyclotron Institute Tours

Limited spots available for Cyclotron tour, Sign up on the morning of the festival!

11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Cyclotron Institute

* All times currently tentative

View last year’s Physics Festival Schedule


Festival Poster

» Coming Soon 2019 Festival poster

» Download the small 2019 Festival flyer here.

Press Release

View the 2018 press release from the College of Science here.

More Information

Please contact us at festival@physics.tamu.edu if you have questions or would like more information.


Videos

Video courtesy of Suddenlink Communications







  Watch more videos here.


The Physics & Engineering Festival is attended by people from across the world. The map below, from the 2018 Physics Festival, is illustrative of this.



View last year’s image here

The Texas A&M Physics and Engineering Festival is an Affiliate Festival to the USA Science & Engineering Festival.


Department of Physics & Astronomy
USA Science & Engineering Festival Science Festival Alliance