Science Night With the Collins Main Library

Science Night is a FREE, fun, family-friendly, hands-on science event jointly hosted by the National MagLab and the Leon County Collins Main Library.


Topic: Waves

When: January 19, 2023 at 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Where: Leroy Collins Leon County Main Public Library - View map

Admission: Free

Note: There will NOT be a Science Night in December.

All ages are welcome (but Science Night is especially for those aged 5-10). Every month’s Science Night will explore a different, exciting scientific topic through experiments or demonstrations, an interactive Question & Answer session with an expert guest and a hands-on activity (with household items). Plan for the activity to last about 30-45 minutes. And as an added bonus, the Collins Library staff is picking the best reads and media to complement our Science Night topic for you to check out to continue exploring on your own! 

Check out the MagLab Pinterest page on Science in Literature where we sorted our librarian’s book picks by Science Night Topic.

Upcoming events

No December Science Night

January 19, 2023

Location: Leroy Collins Leon County Main Public Library - View map

Theme: Waves

Description: You are swimming in a sea of waves, and you didn’t even have to go to the beach! From radio waves to rays of light, we will take a look at the invisible ocean of electromagnetic waves around us. Hangout with a scientist that is channeling powerful waves to make new scientific discoveries.

February 16, 2023

Location: Eastside Branch Library - View map

Theme: Math

Description: Do you love puzzles and problem solving? Then you probably love math! Lucky for you, math is key all kinds of research from physics to engineering. We’ll learn how math saved the day in the past, and talk to an engineer that is using it to shape the future.

March 23, 2023

On 4th Thursday due to Leon County Spring Break

Location: Leroy Collins Leon County Main Public Library - View map

Theme: Coding

Description: Sure, we’re talking in code, but there won’t be any secrets around here! Join us as we unlock the language of computers learn how to control robots with special commands. We’ll learn about the many ways code helps science happen, at the MagLab and beyond.

April 20, 2023

Location: Leroy Collins Leon County Main Public Library - View map

Theme: Oceans

Description: As the weather warms up, beaches are the place to be, but healthy oceans are important to everyday life, not just vacation days. Together we’ll learn what makes oceans special and how we can protect them. We’ll even meet a MagLab scientist that travels the world studying the chemistry of ocean water.

Last modified on 18 November 2022