Science Day

About Science Day

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 Dartmouth’s Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies.

Event 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. (The Engineering tour will happen only at specific times.)

Reminders

  • 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.

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!