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Since its inception in 1982, The University of Maryland Physics Department has presented a yearly series of free public demonstration programs affectionately known as Physics is Phun. These shows are geared toward a high school audience and aim to educate and entertain. It is geared toward a high-school level audience. For younger students, we also offer Physics Discovery Days.

Cost: 

FREE 

Location:

Physics Lecture Halls, John S. Toll Physics Building Google Maps

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Parking:  Regents Dr. Parking Garage, across Regents Dr. from Lecture Halls

 

If you are interested in volunteering at our events, fill out our volunteering form.

To stay informed about Physics is Phun and other upcoming outreach events, join our mailing list.

 

2015-2016 Physics is Phun Programs

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Times and Dates
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Celebrating Light
Friday, October 16, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
 
Shows begin at 7:00pm
Programs end at 8:30pm

Program Flyer

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Loud Physics
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
 
Shows begin at 7:00pm
Programs end at 8:30pm
 
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Out of the Dark: Electricity and Magnetism
Friday, March 4, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
 
Shows begin at 7:00pm
Programs end at 8:30pm
 

Program Flyer

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Newton's World
Saturday, April 30, 2016

UMD Maryland Day

2014-2015 Physics is Phun Programs

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Times and Dates
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Out of the Dark: Sparking Electricity and Magnetism

Fri, Oct 24, 2014    7:30-8:30 pm*

Sat, Oct 25, 2014    7:30-8:30 pm*

*doors open at 7 for pre-show with hands-on demonstrations led by volunteers

Program Flyer

Read About It

Photos

Demonstrations

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Hot and Cold

Fri, Feb 6, 2015    7:00-8:30 pm

Sat, Feb 7, 2015    7:00-8:30 pm

Program Flyer

Demonstrations

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Newton's World

Maryland Day - Sat, Apr 25, 2015

10:00-11:30 am

2:00-3:30 pm

*Location - outside of entrance to physics lecture halls

Maryland Day Photo Gallery

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