10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in MIT's Kresge Auditorium (48 Mass. Ave., Cambridge).
Produced by MIT alumnus Todd Rider, and sponsored by the MIT Museum and the Akamai Foundation, Science on Saturday is a free, 60-minute presentation with fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. Each Saturday morning program is open to all elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their parents and teachers. Hands-on activity booths will be available to students after the show.
Free. No pre-registration required, but seating is limited; first come, first seated. A parent or adult escort is required for all children under 12.
Science on Saturday attendees receive half-price, same-day admission to the MIT Museum.
"There's nothing like watching someone using a mallet to smash a watermelon frozen with liquid nitrogen to get an audience's attention. It's inspiring for my child to see young men and, especially, women, sharing their passion for the subject."
– Mother of 12-year-old Science on Saturday fan
October 14, 2017 - Biotechnology
December 2, 2017 - Nuclear Science and Engineering
February 3, 2018 - Materials with Magical Properties
March 10, 2018 - Rockets and Flight
April 7, 2018 - Optics
Dr. Todd H. Rider, Mad Scientist in Residence
Notice regarding consent to be photographed:
Attendance at any Science on Saturday event implies consent to photography and/or video recording and their release, publication, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, and inclusion on web sites. Attendees agree to release MIT and Akamai from any liability connected with the publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, and video recordings.