Published: Sept. 8, 2017

Two faculty members present a electrical light-based experiment.For over three decades, the CU Wizards program has presented free monthly shows featuring lively demonstration experiments to entertain and inform children about the wonders of science. The 35th annual series will begin on Satruday, Sept. 30, and run through Saturday, June 16.

These interactive shows are presented one Saturday per month throughout the academic year. The CU Wizards are renowned professors—from departments ranging from physics to psychology—who donate their knowledge, time and energy to create engaging and informative shows for the public. 

Professor Janet deGrazia kicks off this year's series with her Sept. 30 presentation "Go With the Flow." Plus, be sure to RSVP for the special CU Wizards presentation celebrating the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie's birth on Oct. 28. Reservations are not required for the rest of the shows. 

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All are welcome to attend, though the shows are geared toward children in fifth through ninth grade. Each program starts at 9:30 a.m. and lasts about an hour. The presentations take place across the CU Boulder campus at Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry, Old Main, Fiske Planetarium and Duane Physics and Astrophysics.

Sept. 30

"Go With the Flow" with Professor Janet deGrazia at Cristol Chem, room 140

Oct. 28

"A Visit with Madame Curie" with master storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak at Old Main Chapel; advance tickets required for this special event

Nov. 18

"Immunity in Health & Disease: Superheros Within!" with Professor Moni Fleshner at Cristol Chem, room 140


Dec. 2

"Rock on Mars!" with Professor Brian Hynek at Fiske Planetarium

Jan. 27

"Speed!" with Professor Eric Cornell at Duane Physics, room G1B30

Feb. 24

"The Chemistry of Cooking" with Professor David Nesbitt at Cristol Chem, room 140

March 17

"Much Ado About Absolute Zero!" with Professor Paul Beale at Duane Physics, G1B30

April 28

"Sink or Swim!" with Professor Mathias Weber at Cristol Chem, room 140

May 12

"Physics!" with special guest Rebecca Thompson at Duane Physics, room G1B30

June 16

"Blackholes!" with Professor Andrew Hamilton at Fiske Planetarium