Tallahassee, Florida. — Florida’s National Strong Magnetic Field Laboratory is set to host its 2023 open house on Saturday, offering games, science demonstrations, food and more for those who come to celebrate the joy of science.
The theme of this year’s event includes one-of-a-kind experiences based on classic board games, carnival games, video games and TV shows, according to MagLab. People will also be treated to life-size versions of science-themed games like Candyland and Connect Four, including a Mario-inspired activity room, and MagLab versions of TV game shows like Jeopardy and Match Game, according to MagLab.
The free science festival will be held on Saturday, February 25th from 10am to 3pm at FSU’s MagLab location located at 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive in the Tallahassee Innovation Park.
According to MagLab, the Science demonstrations will include several fan favorites, such as the Einstein Ice Cream and Potato Launcher.
Christine Roberts, MagLab’s director of public relations, said they hope the event will inspire people to see the science behind many of the games and the parallels between the games and MagLab’s research.
Food and refreshments will be provided by vendors, including Mr. JB’s BBQ, Smackin’ Good Wings, Fired Up Pizza, Street Chefs, Mom & Dad’s Italian Restaurant, Sandy’s Sandwiches, Kona Ice and Kettle Korn Poppery.
Having not been able to host this event for several years, MagLab director Greg Boebinger said they wanted to show the opportunity and passion for science and discovery. “We’re excited for science fans of all ages to come back and see us again at MagLab,” Boebinger said.
Several community groups, organizations, and agencies will be on site, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, and others.
According to MagLab, this event has been a community tradition since it opened in 1994, giving the public an opportunity to explore the magnetic lab, meet scientists and staff, and experience exciting science activities and demonstrations.
For more information about the event, visit nationalmaglab.org.