“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 7, 2018

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University invite 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.

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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2018 Schedule of Events

Welcome List and Map of Events Coming Soon!

Friday, April 6

7:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Harvard Professor David Weitz and celebrity chefs Tai Lee and Mitch Siegert

Saturday, April 7

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

Science Circus is physics taught with hilarity and dexterity by Rhys Thomas.

11:00 am

Hawking Auditorium

Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff

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

2:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar

4:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Professor and Author Rocky Kolb

* Limited spots available, RSVP required. Sign up here!

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

* All times currently tentative

View last year’s Physics Festival Schedule

Festival Poster

» Download the 2018 Festival poster here.
» Download the small 2018 Festival flyer here.

Press Release

Coming Soon!

More Information

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


Watch more videos here.

The Physics & Engineering Festival is attended by people from across the world. The map below, from the 2017 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