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Science Night With the Collins Main Library

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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.

Next Science Night

Topic: Math

When: February 16, 2023 at 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Where: Eastside Branch Library - View map

Admission: Free

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


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 to 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 27 January 2023