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Explore Brookhaven Lab

Open House Summer Sundays 2023. Free! 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Family Fun

July 9, 2023

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Family Fun | July 9

Scheduled Activities

The Science of Magic (SHOW)

Presented by the Super Scientific Circus
The secrets of magic are scientifically revealed in this educational, entertaining show! This show is suitable for all ages.

Noon • 1:30 p.m. • 3 p.m. (1 hour)

Doors open 15 minutes before showtime. Arrive early. The auditorium may fill up quickly.

Berkner Auditorium

Wildlife at Brookhaven Lab (TALK)

See photos of the wildlife at Brookhaven Lab and learn about ongoing wildlife research. This talk is recommended for those ages 8 and older. Presented by Tim Green, Environmental Protection Division.

11 a.m. • 12:30 p.m. • 2 p.m. (45 minutes)

Hamilton Seminar Room, Chemistry (Bldg. 555)

Amazing Activity Zone

Presented by the Super Scientific Circus
Children learn how simple circus tricks work with physics. Reservations for tickets at the Zone table in Berkner Hall Lobby. Space is limited. First come, first served. This is recommended for ages 5—12.

11 a.m. • Noon • 2 p.m. • 3 p.m. (45 minutes)

Berkner Hall

All-Day Activities

Science Learning Center

Hands-on family fun at the Science Learning Center with interactive exhibits on many different areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

*Tour starts in Berkner Hall Room B. Bus transportation is provided to the Science Learning Center. Arrive by 2:30 p.m. for the last bus to the facility.

The Firehouse at Brookhaven Lab

Tour Brookhaven Lab's firehouse and see firefighting gear while learning how our Lab Protection Division helps keep our community safe.

Brookhaven Lab Firehouse


Bus from Berkner Hall
Walk from Berkner Hall

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'Science of Magic' Show

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Science Learning Center

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Brookhaven Lab Firehouse

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July 9

Family Fun

at the Science Learning Center
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July 16

Small-scale Science

at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials
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July 23

Dazzling Discoveries

at the National Synchrotron Light Source II
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July 30

Fascinating Physics

with the universe's basic building blocks
  • Free, no reservations needed
  • Gates open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • All activities, subject to change, are first-come, first-served