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Campus & Community Activities

open housesCampus Activities

  • IU Science Fest
    Are you familiar with the Astronomy and Physics Open House?  Chemistry Open House?  We have EXCITING NEWS!  Many of our science departments have agreed to hold their open houses on the same day and we’ve expanded to include more science disciplines.  Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geological Sciences, Physics, and Psychological and Brain Sciences will all host hands-on science activities that will take place all day and will include laboratory demonstrations, lectures, tours and more!  In addition, the Indiana Geological Survey will have the Earthquake Simulator onsite as well.  There is sure to be learning and fun for all ages!!
  • Solar Lab Saturdays
    The solar telescope at the Kirkwood Observatory is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm. No reservations are required. Free to the public.

Community Activities

Many of IU’s science faculty, research scientists, staff, and students love to share their passion for science by getting involved in community activities by:

  • providing hands-on activities at local elementary science nights
  • visiting classrooms with science experiments
  • volunteering at WonderLab
  • helping Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts with their science badges

In Need of Science Expertise and Help?

Contact the Office of Science Outreach by sending your help request to or by calling 812-855-5397.