The Little Shop of Physics Spring Science Extravaganza

Saturday, April 23, 2022, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monfort Quadrangle
Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Free and open to the public!

This year, the Little Shop is doing something we’ve never done before: Hosting a big science event…. Outside!

We’ll have 200+ hands-on experiment stations—the things you’ve come to know and love—but we’ll also have some big stuff that can only be done outside. Giant balloons filled with water that show amazing wave motion, pool rollers adapted to make giant fog rings, an area we are calling Bubbletopia, blower that will launch balls and scarfs, and a grand finale that will be one of the coolest things we’ve ever done. Plus, we’ll have a dozen partners from campus and beyond, showing off bugs and bones and more.

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Little Shop of Physics Zones

In addition to our hundreds of hands-on science experiment stations, we have some brand new experiments that are too big to do inside!

  • Light and Color
    • The Chromozone
    • Infrared Selfies
    • Giant Chair Illusion
    • Slow Motion Station
  • Sound
    • Giant Whisper Dishes
    • Umbrella Speaker
    • The Music Station
    • Karaoke Physics
  • Waves
    • The World’s Biggest Water Balloon
    • Catch a Wave
  • Air in Motion
    • Plush Projectiles
    • Levitation Station
    • Whacky Wavy Inflatable Arm-flailing Tube Men
    • String Fountain
    • Giant Loop to Loop
    • Beach Ball Croquet
    • Giant Fog Rings
    • Bubbletopia
  • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Bicycle Generator
    • Giant Static Spheres
  • Force and Motion
    • The Goo Zone
    • Stomp Rockets
    • Giant Balancing Rods
    • Pool Ball Pendulum Waves and Newton’s Cradle
    • Giant Hot Air Balloon
    • Giant Gravity Well
    • Are You Fast Enough?
    • Jump On

Science Partners

We’re excited to be joined by some awesome science parters from around CSU and beyond!

Grand Finale

Make sure to stay for the grand finale at 3 p.m. You won’t want to miss this!

Transportation and Parking

The Spring Science Extravaganza will take place on the Monfort Quad on the Main Campus of Colorado State University (see interactive map below). Campus may be accessed by the Transfort Max Line, bicycle, or car. Parking is mostly free on Saturdays (check signage) and is available at many locations including the Morgan Library, the Engineering Building, and the Pitkin Garage. Please visit CSU Parking and Transportation Services for more information.