Mark Your Calendar Now!

FSU Family Science Day
Science Festival

April 21, 2017*
2:30pm – 6:00pm
on the
Framingham State University Campus

What do you call an afternoon full of fun, family, and learning? Framingham State University calls it the FSU Family Science Day, and we’re hoping you’ll join us.

Learners of all ages are invited to engage in exciting science and engineering activities stationed across the University’s green, leafy campus, including hands-on experiences in biology, chemistry, physics, food science, robotics, and engineering, as well as stunning HD planetarium programs. 

 And it all happens between 2:30pm and 6:00pm on Friday, April 21 at the parking lot of O’Connor Hall*.

*Note the change in date, time and location

Images from last year’s festival!

Important Information

FREE parking is available at the following parking lots

  • Salem End Road Parking Lot
  • Follow the signs to the Event!

An interactive campus map can be found HERE

Printable PDF Campus Map

FSU Faculty, Staff and Students interested in presenting click the button below

FSU Faculty, Staff and Students interested in volunteering in one of the following categories:

  • Set up
  • Event Guides
  • Presenter Helpers
  • Planetarium Box Office, Usher, Ticket Taker

Please click on the button below.

EVENT PROGRAM

FSU Planetarium Programs


*Click on a time to register. Please note additional tickets may be available at the door.

To ensure that ALL families get a chance to visit the planetarium, we ask that each family only pre-register for ONE of the planetarium shows. Additional tickets will be made available on the day of the event.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Hands-On Activities


  • From seed to plant
    • McAuliffe Center/ NASA Intern
  • Light and Color
    • McAuliffe Center/ NASA Intern
  • Computer Science Unplugged
    • McAuliffe Center Work-study Students
  • Geology Rocks!
    • Brown University GWiSE (Graduate Women in Science and Engineering)
  • Benefits of Space Technology
    • Piyush Khopkar, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
  • Understanding How Things Work: Putting Simple Things Together to Get Something That’s Complicated
    • Rick Baggio
  • MySTEM
    • Jessica Hagget, Big Brother Big Sister of Central Mass/Metrowest
  • Robotics
    • Maria McCarthy, Ten80
  • Space Station Discovery
    • Pat Montieth, author of children’s science literature
  • STEM in Early Childhood
    • Valerie Hytholt, Framingham State University Centers for Early Childhood Education
  • Climate Change, Everything Change
    • Vandana Singh, Professor of Physics, Framingham State University
  • Safe Observation of the Sun
    • Kristin Chon, Professor of Physics, Framingham State University
  • Amazing Arthropods (Insects, Spiders, Millipedes and more)!
    • Andrea Kozol,  Professor of Biology, Framingham State University
  • Robot Programming 101
    • Jeff Gao, Professor of Computer Science, Framingham State University
  • Build a Battery
    • Dwayne Bell, Professor of Chemistry, Framingham State University
  • Digital Electronics and Engineering Design
    • MassBay Community College Students
  • Plaque Attack!
    • Framingham State University Dental Club
  • Water Filtration and 3D Printed Robot Arm
    • Framingham State University Engineering Club
  • Frozen Flowers and pH Indicators
    • Framingham State University Chemistry Club
  • Modeling Chandra’s Orbit
    • Framingham State University Education Students
  • Taxidermy Animals
    • Framingham State University Wildlife Club
  • Sustainability Day and Experimental Study of Foods
    • Framingham State University Food and Nutrition Club
  • Modeling Weather
    • Framingham State University Physics and Earth Science Students
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