Science Day

9th Annual Science Day

Saturday April 13th, 2024


(Photographer: Eli Burakian)

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What is Science Day at Dartmouth?

Graduate students from Dartmouth College invite area students (with an accompanying adult) to visit our labs on campus, meet real scientists-in-training, and learn about a wide variety of fields of scientific research.

Graduate students in the sciences will lead fun demonstrations and hands-on activities. Come spend the day with us and learn just how exciting research can be! This is your chance to talk with real scientists, ask questions, and find out why they love what they do!

Science Day at Dartmouth is organized and funded by the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies at Dartmouth.

When and where is Science Day?

Date: Saturday April 13th, 2024
Location: Life Sciences Center, Dartmouth College

What do you need to do to participate in Science Day?

Click here to register for Science Day!

When you arrive on campus, park in the Dewey Field Lot and then follow the signs to our Welcome Table in the lobby of the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center. At the Welcome Table, you will be asked to fill out an activity waiverYou will receive a guide packet containing information about the activity stations in each department, along with maps and directions to help you find them. Graduate students and volunteers will be available to answer questions and help you find your way.

Other Important Information:

Science Day at Dartmouth is a drop-in event. Our activity stations will be open from 10am-3pm, and you may arrive and leave whenever you like.  Most activities and demonstrations are geared for students in 5th-10th grade, and designed to be approximately 15 minutes each. (Interested students outside that age range are still welcome to attend!)  Students are encouraged to ask questions and get involved in the stations!  We have organized the event so that participants can visit as many or as few stations as they like and spend as much or as little time at each one as they choose. Click here to check out all the stations and topics from previous years!

Accessibility Information:

We want to make sure that this event is accessible to all! We will have designated accessible parking available for those requiring. This parking is located in front of the Life Science Center (3-4 parking spaces) as well as in Dana Lot in front of Annonymous Hall (5 + spaces). Elevators will be available for use inside the Life Science Center. If you'd like more information regarding the accessibility accomdodations for the event please register (link above) and indicate required accommodations. We will reach out to you directly prior to the event regarding accessibility accomodations. 

Things to keep in mind:

  • All students MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times!
  • Please enter ONLY the areas designated for Science Day.  Do not explore the academic buildings unaccompanied.  Many laboratories have sensitive and/or dangerous equipment.
  • Please be considerate in academic buildings and laboratories: many students and faculty members will be working in their laboratories or offices during the event.
  • If you are ever lost or confused, ask for help!  We will have Science Day volunteers helping people find their way around campus.
  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but decrease in nationwide and statewide cases, this is a mask-friendly but not required event! We encourage anyone who would feel more comfortable wearing a mask to do so. There will be some adult- and child-sized masks available at the Welcome Table and hand sanitizer available at all stations.

The most important thing to remember about Science Day is to HAVE FUN!  Science is cool and exciting, and we are all looking forward to sharing our experiences with you!


Big thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for the 2024 Science Day at Dartmouth!!

Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies 

American Society for Cell Biology

Dartmouth Graduate Student Council

Bio X Cell

Celdara Medical

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