Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Colorado State University Little Shop of Physics to Host 20th Annual Open House Saturday, Feb. 26


The Little Shop of Physics, Colorado State University’s hands-on science outreach program, will host its 20th annual open house on Saturday, Feb. 26. The open house, which is free and open to audiences of all ages, will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Lory Student Center on the Fort Collins campus. The Lory Student Center is near the intersection of Laurel Street and Meridian Avenue; parking on campus is free on the weekends.

More than 250 hands-on experiments and interactive presentations will be featured at the open house event.


Want to make electricity flow through your body or explore the world beyond the rainbow?

This year’s event is titled “It’s About Time.” More than 6,000 visitors attended last year’s event, and more than 100 volunteers from the CSU and Fort Collins communities will be on hand to help.

Each year, the Little Shop of Physics visits about 40 schools and presents a unique program of interactive hands-on science to nearly 20,000 K-12 students. The Little Shop of Physics team includes two professional staff members in addition to Director Brian Jones, student interns, and dozens of volunteers.

To date, Little Shop of Physics has reached more than 250,000 students through its in-class experiments and more than 250,000 students online.