Event Information

Friday, May 2
6 -8:30 p.m.
Building M, Santa Maria campus

Friday Night Science is a free community event that celebrates science! At each Friday Night Science event, attendees watch a demonstration of scientific principles and take part in dozens of hands-on experiments set up throughout the Science building. Experiments range from fun for all ages to more advanced experiments for high school and college students.

New this May! 

The Boneyard: Full Human, ostrich, and horse skeletons on display.  Partial skeletons of other creatures.  Experts on hand to discuss comparative anatomy, how muscles work, evolution, and more!

Math Mayhem Area: Make pop-up dodecahedrons, cut up Möbius strips in startling ways, tessellation (tiling) for younger visitors, surprisingly tricky subtraction puzzles, find your center of mass, and more!

Name That Rock Returns: Back by popular demand, we'll have geologists on hand to help you identify that rock you've always wondered about.  It often helps if you know where the rock was found so, if possible, bring that information with you.

Less waiting: All shows will again be outside.  No standing in line for tickets. Also, we plan to put out multiple copies of some of our most popular demos to cut down wait times...and more!

More food: MESA Tri-Tip BBQ fundraiser for student scholarships.  Sandwich, chips, and a drink costs $9.  Sandwich only costs less.  Note: No food or drink allowed in the buildings!

Parking: The gym parking lot (Lot 8) might be closed for resurfacing.  Consider parking by the building M or by Building A/B.  Signs will be in place to help you find your way. You'll probably hear music as well, just follow your ears.

More Information

  • Friday Night Science is a free event and no pre-registration or sign-up is required.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
  • Hands-on exhibits are located in the labs inside the science building
  • There are a demonstrations and experiments for all ages (5+) to enjoy!
  • Approximately 100 Hancock students will help facilitate learning at the hands-on exhibits and Spanish speaking students will be on hand to act as translators if needed

Questions? Call the Allan Hancock College STEM Center at 922-6966 ext. 3557. 

This publication/event was developed with the support of a Hispanic Serving Institution STEM & Articulation grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

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"We're bringing out the big lights to show you how sometimes what you think you see is just an illusion created by your mind," said Rob Jorstad, physics instructor and creator of Friday Night Science. "It looks like magic, but its science!"
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