“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 4, 2020

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 annually over 7,000 visitors come from around the world to join in the excitement!

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2020 Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Saturday, April 4

10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Mitchell Physics and Mitchell Institute Buildings

Hands-on Science

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.

2:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Public Lecture

Astronaut Nancy Currie-Gregg

4:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Professor David Saltzberg

Special Events*

Low Temperature Extravaganza

10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm

Mitchell Physics Building (MPHY) 213

5-Barrel Depth Charge Demo

3:30 pm

South-side of MPHY Building

Cyclotron Institute Tours

Cyclotron Institute

Physics of Cooking

10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

MPHY 233

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-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 here!

2:00 pm

Hawking Auditorium

Astronaut Nancy Currie-Gregg

4:00 pm

Mitchell Physics Lecture Hall

Professor and Author Michael Brown

* All times currently tentative

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More Information

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


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The Physics & Engineering Festival is attended by people from across the world. The map below displays visitors and schools that attended the 2019 Physics Festival.


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

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