Every February, the Magnet Lab invites the public to spend the day at its world-class research laboratory, and every February, they come by the thousands.
Open House typically attracts around 5,000 guests. The 2013 Open House will be held on Saturday, February 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This free event features something for visitors of every age: hands-on demonstrations, self-guided tours, activities from our Community Classroom Consortium partners, food, and the chance to meet and chat with our scientists and other MagLab staff. It’s also a chance to do good for the community: The canned goods we collect as the unofficial price of admission go to America’s Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend.
Open House offers an up-close look at our record-breaking 45-tesla hybrid magnet, our 900-megahertz superconducting magnet and other powerful research instruments. A special Exploration Station features hands-on science fun designed especially for families with young children.
Hams from the Valdosta and Thomasville areas enjoyed a great day touring the labs. It was an awesome day learning about science and seeing the biggest magnet in the U.S.A. See you there next year!