Published: Jan. 2, 2018

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 picks up for the spring semester on Satruday, Jan. 27, running 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. 

This semester's topics range from "Speed!" and "The Chemistry of Cooking" to "Blackholes!" and more. Advance registration is not necessary, so be sure to stop by.

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.

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