“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

April 8-9, 2016

The Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Aerospace Engineering 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 100 amazing, interactive physics demonstrations, specialized programs by age groups, and public lectures by prominent scientists and astronauts, it’s no surprise that over 4,000 visitors annually come from across the United States to join in the excitement!

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2016 Schedule of Events

Friday, April 8

7:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

To be announced.

Saturday, April 9

10:00 am – 4:00 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

Meet Nobel Prize winner David Lee

1:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Meet Nobel Prize winner Dudley Herschbach

5:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Public Lecture by Sean Carroll

View last year’s Physics Festival Schedule

Press Release

View the 2015 press release from the College of Science here.


Commercial courtesy of Suddenlink Communications.

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

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