• School Visits

    The Little Shop of Physics is a traveling hands-on science program. Central to our mission is our school visits. Every year, we take over 100 experiments on the road and visit schools throughout Colorado and the rest of the world. Last year we worked with over 20 schools saw over 15,000 students of all ages!

  • Road Trips

    Several time a year, Little Shop of Physics takes the show on the road to Native American Reservations and other under served areas. In addition to our hands-on science experiments, we conduct workshops for teachers and give science presents to every student we see. Recently, in partnership with the CSU Native American Cultural Center, we have visited the Pine Ridge, Wind River, Navajo and Southern Ute, Zuni and Fort Berthold Reservations. Additionally, we have traveled abroad and done programs in Todos Santos, Mexico, and Otjikoto, Namibia.

  • Open House

    On the last Saturday in February, the Little Shop of Physics pulls out all of our 350+ experiments for a fun filled day of hands-on science and exciting presentations for kids of all ages from pre-K to grey! This event is free and open to the public, and is hosted at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center. In fact, it’s the largest event on CSU Campus! The next open house is Saturday, February 24, 2018.

  • Teacher Workshops

    Each year, we develop new lessons that teachers can put to work in their classrooms. Little Shop of Physics lessons make science hands-on, exciting and engaging. Each year we share these lessons with over teachers in Colorado, neighboring states, and even other countries.

Little Shop of Physics News:

Namibia B2Gold Partnership

The Little Shop team visited Namibia in January, 2016, hosted by B2Gold Namibia. In June, 2017, the Little Shop of Physics team hosted 4 visitors from Namibia, as part of this ongoing partnership with Namibian educators.


26th Annual Open House

Over 8,500 people came out for the Little Shop of Physics 26th Annual Open House


Todos Santos Road Trip

The Little Shop of Physics took the show on the road to Todos Santos in Baja California Sur, Mexico.


Oklahoma Road Trip

In October the Little Shop of Physics tried something new: we loaded 62 experiments into suitcases and flew to Oklahoma for an awesome 2 day program with the Oakdale Public Schools!


In the Physics Teaching Labs @ CSU

Every year at the end of the tour we come back to Colorado State University and set up in the physics teaching labs for two weeks. Both CSU students and visiting groups of K-12 children get to experience LSOP here on campus.


25 Years, Half a Million Kids!

Little Shop of Physics has grown to a well respected and well traveled program that today reached a very significant milestone—we have now presented hands-on science programs to 500,000 students.


USA Science and Engineering Festival

The Little Shop of Physics saw over 15,000 people at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC.


Zuni and Acoma Road Trip

Over CSU’s spring break, the Little Shop of Physics and Native American Cultural Center got our science on with over 1,110 students on the Zuni and Acoma Pueblos.


25th Annual Open House

The Little Shop of Physics presented it’s 25th Annual Open House to approximately 8,000 people! Bigger and better than ever, the day featured 300+ hands on science experiments, presentations from around the world, science partner rooms, and giant Science Spectacles.


Namibia Road Trip

The Little Shop of Physics, in partnership with B2Gold travelled to Namibia to conduct teacher workshops and science camps with kids.


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On-Campus Eclipse Viewing Party

Date: 08/21/2017   Time: 10:45-12:15

For those of you who will be on CSU campus for the eclipse, you can join an eclipse viewing event in the center of campus.

Monday, August 21, 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM (more…)

Total Eclipse Viewing Party

Date: 08/21/2017   Time: 9am to noon

The Great American Eclipse is coming up! We will be taking part in a viewing party at Carhenge, which is just outside of Alliance, NE. We will have multiple ways to safely view the eclipse, as well as hands-on science experiments for all ages.

This event is free, and open to the public. There will be portable restroom facilities available, and limited refreshments and eclipse glasses for sale. Parking will be available in the neighboring fields. (more…)

27th Annual Open House

Date: 02/25/2018   Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Hands-On Science Fun for All Ages. More than 300 experiments…the Open House has become an annual tradition at CSU.


Tye Dye Fridays:

Namibia Visitors: Liquid Crystal

Ignasius and Sherri from B2Gold Namibia join the Little Shop of Physics team for a demonstration of crystal growth in a supercooled liquid.


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