Science Open House 2016

You're Invited to the 6th Annual SPICE! Science Open House 2016

Date: October 5th, 2016, 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Willamette Hall on the UO Campus

This even is free and open to everyone.

The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) and UO STEM CORE will hold the 6th annual "Science Open House" October 5th, 2016 in the Willamette Hall Atrium (6:30pm-8:30pm) on the University of Oregon (UO) campus.



The purpose of the event is to help connect community families and educators to science outreach programs on campus and in the community.  All activities are completely free and open to the public.  There will be something fun for children of all ages.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations will include the Flubber Factory, the Egg Drop, Lazer Maze and much more.  Attendees can also sign up for the Science Pentathlon where they will complete five activities in the core science disciplines (biology, chemistry and physics). This event is sponsored by Mitosciences.

The Open House will feature a drawing for several science kits and toys. All children under 15 will recieve a free ticket for the drawing. Additional tickets will be dispensed to children who complete the Science Pentathalon.

Programs & Presenters (growing daily)-

Egg Drop - SPICE Program

Microwave Madness - SPICE Program

Blue Salt and Iodine Clocks - ChemDemos Outreach Program

Brain Hats and Neurons - Team Duckling

All About Brains! - Brain Development Lab

The Power of Food - Oregon Tutor

Animal Skulls and Teeth - Museum of Natural and Cultural History

AND a Physics Demo from Stan The Science Demo Man!


6:30 - Open House Starts
7:00-7:25 - Physics of Rock and Roll in 110 Willamette
7:30 - Drawing for science toys I
8:00 - Draing for Science toys II
8:30 - Open House closes

Parking & Directions

Willamette Hall is on 13th street between Agate & University near the heart of campus.  It can be found in grid G7 on the UO Parking Map.  Close parking after regular business hours can be found in staff lots 2 & 12 (grid G10 & G9).  Additional parking can be found on 15th between Agate and University and long University and Agate between 15th & 18th.

Supporting Science Education in Your Community

The UO Science Open House is presented by the Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) at no cost to participants.  SPICE provides low and no-cost science opportunities to children (and adults) in the greater Eugene-Sprinfield area.  These opportunities include the UO Science and Invention Fair (for all Lane County students K-12), science summer camps, and events such as the SLUG Queen competition, and the We Are Bethel Celebration.

You can support by donating funds, equipment, and time.  For more information about supporting science education for children in your area, please contact the program director, Brandy Todd (541) 346-4313

The SPICE program is supported by the University of Oregon office of Insitutional Equity and Diversity, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oregon Cener for Optics and the Symantec Corporation. 

More Information:

(541) 346-4313 or