Family Fun Day at Brookhaven Lab is July 14

Enjoy a fantastic day of hands-on activities at the Science Learning Center

Every year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory opens its gates to thousands of community members for its annual open house events, called Summer Sundays. Visitors get to meet the Lab’s scientists and tour a different world-class science facility each week, including the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source II, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials. Exciting science shows and hands-on educational activities are also available for the whole family, and it’s all for free!

This summer, Brookhaven Lab is open on Sundays July 14 through August 4. Kicking off the Summer Sunday season this Sunday is Family Fun Day!

Family Fun Day at Brookhaven Lab is July 14

Highlights from Family Fun Day 2018

Bring the kids to visit our Science Learning Center and learn about basic scientific theories using magnets, mirrors, and more! Watch the “Science of Magic” show performed by the Super Scientific Circus and see demonstrations from our Environment, Safety & Health team that explore our natural environment and ways to stay safe and healthy. Brookhaven scientist Stephen E. Schwartz will also give an interactive and engaging family-friendly talk about energy and climate, called “Energy, CO2, Climate and You.”

Reservations are not required, but visitors 16 and older must bring a photo ID. Visitors should check in at Berkner Hall and may arrive any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Arrive by 2:30 p.m. for the last visit to the Science Learning Center. The Science of Magic show will be held at noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. in Berkner Hall. A cafeteria and gift shop, also located in Berkner Hall, will be open until 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.

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