Places to Visit
Museum of Paleontology
Founded as the Earth Science Museum in 1976 by the late James A. Jensen for the preparation, study, and display of dinosaurs and other fossils, Museum of Paleontology (previously named the BYU Earth Science Museum) possesses one of the largest collections of Upper Jurassic period dinosaur fossils. For several decades, the unprepared fossils were stored under the university’s football stadium until a recent addition was built on the museum to accommodate them.
BYU Royden G. Derrick Planetarium
The Royden G. Derrick planetarium at BYU was completed in March of 2005, and upgraded in Aug. 2010. The facility is located in the Eyring Science Center on campus and is used primarily for holding university classes. However, we also provide outreach shows for community groups and weekend shows for the general public.
Events to Attend
The Acoustics Research Group currently offers two forms of science outreach to the community: the popular annual acoustics demonstration shows and tours of our research facilities (anechoic and reverberation chambers) for K-12 classes and other groups.
Sounds to Astound:
Bring the family to explore waves, resonance, and decibels! There is a tour of BYU’s anechoic chamber after the show.
Tour BYU’s unique anechoic and reverberation facilities as a school class or other groups.
Open Lab Day
Y-Chem, BYU’s chapter of the American Chemical Society, hosts the event annually each spring (usually in May). The chapter aims to show students fun experiments that will engage them in chemical reactions that can sometimes be hard to understand and expose students to the hands-on side of chemistry.
For more information, contact Sue Mortensen, firstname.lastname@example.org, in the BYU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
For anyone who ever fantasized about life as an astronaut, launching rockets, or exploring Mars, BYU’s Astrofest makes those dreams a reality. The free event includes hands-on activities and physics demonstrations.
This biannual event takes place each spring (typically on a Saturday in May) at the Eyring Science Center.
BYU Society of Physics Students
The BYU Society of Physics Students perform many outreaches for the community, both at and away from BYU. The society’s goal is to show students in grades K-12 just how fun and interesting physics and science can be.