On the first Saturday of March, the Hamann-Ray Science Center opens wide its doors to the community for our annual event, Kids College, hosted by AU’s chapter of the Sigma Zeta Honor Society. Children fill the halls for two high-energy sessions jam-packed with hands-on science. Kids College brings science to life for elementary and middle school students as they participate in hands-on chemistry experiments, watch physics demonstrations, and get up-close views of plants and animals in the biology lab. Parents say Kids College offers inspiration, practical science experience, and the excitement of being on a college campus.
Kids College is open to children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The cost is $10 per student. There are two sessions: a morning session (9:00am-12:30pm) and an afternoon session (1:30-5:00pm). We divide each session into three one-hour classes in the subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics. Parents are welcome to leave or stay on campus during the session, but unfortunately we do not have space for parents to join their children, making it a drop-off event.
|9 – 9:25 a.m.||Check-In|
|9:30 – 10:25 a.m.||Rotation I|
|10:30 – 11:25 a.m.||Rotation II|
|11 a.m.||Campus Tour for Parents|
|11:30 – 12:25 p.m.||Rotation III|
|12:30 p.m.||Student Pick-Up|
|1:30 – 1:55 p.m.||Check-In|
|2 – 2:55 p.m.||Rotation I|
|2 p.m.||Campus Tour for Parents|
|3 – 3:55 p.m.||Rotation II|
|4 – 4:55 p.m.||Rotation III|
|5 p.m.||Student Pick Up|
The event is held in the Hamann-Ray Science Center (#13 on the campus map). Please park behind the Miller Center for Communication Arts (#24 on the campus map). For parents who will be staying on campus during the event, we will direct you to the Student Center HICCUP Cafe (#34 on the campus map) at the time of check-in. If you will not be staying on campus, please be sure to arrive promptly at 12:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. to pick up your child.