College of Natural Science & Mathematics

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Noon to 3:00 pm

FREE! Fun for all ages

Science Potpourri is a CNSM tradition. For more than 20 years, the free community event has entertained and inspired the Fairbanks community, and it's tons of fun too!

Every April on the second Saturday of the month, families and science fans trek to the Reichardt Building where science displays and experiments thrive around every corner.

Kids of all ages can create floods and earthquakes or watch lava flow and volcanoes erupt.  Events include physics and chemistry demonstrations, Lego robotics, slicing rocks, nitrogen ice cream and making slime. Scientists show the differences between Alaska volcanoes, and those of other places through volcano eruption demonstrations. 

Everyone is welcome to participate in hands-on activities:
Here are just a few:

  • Nitrogen ice cream
  • A robotics room
  • Origami table
  • Marine touch tank
  • Physics demos that make your hair stand on end
  • Chemistry demos that explode
  • Dinosaur fossils
  • Melting lava
  • A room just for toddlers
  • Slime making
  • A planetarium
  • Water erosion table
  • Heat sensitive cameras
  • Make an earthquake

Click HERE  to see new demo called the quantum levitator that will make a preview at the Science Potopourri. 

Downloadable Science Potpourri Experiments

ADDRESS: We are located at the Reichardt Building at 900 Yukon Drive although if you type in just the address, google maps and mapquest are slightly off in where they show you where to go. Click on GOOGLE REICHARDT MAP to go directly to map. Click on STREET VIEW to see what the building looks like.