MagLab Open House is a free, annual event where the public is invited to explore the world’s largest & highest-powered magnet lab, engage with nearly 100 hands-on demonstrations & activities, and meet magnet science experts.
When: The 2023 Open House took place on Saturday, February 25. Check back later this year to find the date for our 2024 event.
Where: National MagLab Headquarters Location - 1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310 - View Google Map
All of your favorite classic MagLab Open House demonstrations were featured at Open House 2023, including the Quarter Shrinker, Potato Launcher, Cryo Flowers, and Einstein's Ice Cream. Our 2023 event also featured one-of-a-kind game-themed experiences including cranium brain games, magnet skee ball, an exploration of the pixels powering your cell phone games, MagLab CandyLab and a special hosted Game Show at the foot of the 45 T magnet. View Open House Demo Map.
More amazing hands-on science fun was provided by amazing science organizations from across the area, including Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, Challenger Learning Center, Tallahassee Astronomical Society, Tall Timbers, Sea-to-See, WFSU Education, Southeast Archeological Center, FSU Coastal & Marine Lab, MoLab, Cornerstone Learning Community, SAIL High School, The Magnolia School, LeMoyne Arts, and more.
A day of exploring the MagLab and playing with hands-on science activities will surely work up an appetite! Our delicious on-site food vendors served up yummy treats, including Street Chefs, Mr. JB's BBQ, Smackin' Good Wings, Fired Up Pizza, Sandy's Sandwiches, Mom & Dads Italian Restaurant, Kettle Korn Poppery, and Kona Ice. YUM!