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Loud, Messy and Educational: Little Shop Open House Shows Science is Fun and Easy


The people who make science fun are hosting the 12th Annual Little Shop of Physics Open House Feb. 22 at Colorado State University. More than 4,000 young people and their families are expected to attend the free all-day educational outreach event.

Little Shop is a program designed to show students that science is fun, understandable and accessible. The open house will feature more than 150 hands-on experiments for kids and adults, as well as a steady sequence of loud, messy, interactive and entertaining presentations.


10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003

Colorado State University, Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center


From I-25 take Exit #268, Prospect Road. Drive west on Prospect approximately 5 miles to College Avenue. At College, turn right (north) and look for campus on your left. Continue approximately one half mile and turn left (west) on Laurel Street. The third left from Laurel is at Meldrum and turns into the Lory Student Center parking area.


The theme of this year’s event, "Discover Your Inner Scientist," emphasizes how science is all around and that people use science in everyday life. The event is open to the public. Physicists from throughout the United States will participate in the event as part of the American Physical Society’s inaugural Conference for Physics on the Road. The society is working with Little Shop director Brian Jones to develop national outreach programs.

For more information about the Little Shop of Physics Open House, including a sampling of online experiments, visit the Web at or call (970) 491-5131.