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We hope to resume Physics Shows in fall 2021.

Come enjoy the show!

Thought you needed an expensive airplane ticket to be in a cloud?
Just come to the Hawking Auditorium on the Texas A&M campus. Clouds, lightning, and magic bubbles! Solid air and liquid oxygen! Racquetballs fragile like glass and bananas as rigid as hammers! Levitating trains and floating toilet paper! All this and much more in the Hawking Auditorium. And none of it is magic, it’s Physics!

And you know what the best part is? Physics experiments that YOU can do at HOME! Want to start every morning with a physics experiment? Come to the Physics Show and get the ideas.

Who is it for?

Newborns (just kidding), kindergarteners (not kidding), first to 12th graders, parents, teachers and college students! Those who love physics, hate physics, or have no idea what physics is about: EVERYONE is invited!

The presentation is tailored to groups of different ages and “attention spans”. You can plan for a 90 min program consisting of three parts: 45-60 min Show in the Hawking Auditorium, 20 min Hands-on activities in the lobby of the Mitchell Physics building, and the depth charge outside.

Bringing a big group?

Buses can park along Throckmorton Street on campus. Please follow this map.

Oh, and try to come 10 min earlier to the atrium of the Mitchell Institute to enjoy our amazing 83-foot Foucault pendulum, the visual proof of Earth’s rotation!

See you at the Physics Show!

LN2 barrel depth charge blasting water into the air as children watch in amazement.
Liquid nitrogen depth charge blast
Kids watch Dr. Tatiana pour liquid nitrogen onto a balloon.
Dr. Tatiana pouring liquid nitrogen
83-foot Foucault pendulum swinging in the Mitchell Institute (MIST) atrium
Mitchell Institute Foucault pendulum

The Physics Show started in 2007 and has been attended by more than 25,000 people. Some of the low-temperature experiments were adopted from Dr. Glenn Agnolet’s “Low Temperature Extravaganza”.

The show is offered free of charge by the Department of Physics and Astronomy.