Published: Jan. 22, 2019

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 36th annual series returns Saturday, Jan. 26, running through Saturday, June 22.

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 "Surfing with a Mathematician" to "Game of Drones!" 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 and Duane Physics and Astrophysics.

Jan. 26

“Surfing with a Mathematician!” with Professor Mark Hoefer at Duane Physics G1B30

Feb. 23

“The Physics of Sound & Music” with Professor Michael Dubson at Duane Physics G1B30

March 16

“ZAPP!!! Electricity & Magnetism” with professors Alysia Marino and Daniel Bolton at Duane Physics G1B30

April 20

“One Fish...Two Fish...Flourescent Red & Green Squish!” with Professor Amy Palmer at Cristol Chem 140

May 18

“The Chemistry of Energy!” with Professor Steven George at Cristol Chem 140

June 22

“Game of Drones!” with Professor Brian Argrow at Duane Physics G1B30