Discover UCR Physics & Astro

You and your family are invited to an afternoon of physics fun! Come meet the faculty, students, staff, and friends of the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy. All are welcome!

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Activities for All Ages

  • Free UCR Physics & Astronomy t-shirts and electric motor kits!
    (Available while supplies last.)
  • Fun, hands-on physics demonstrations with faculty and students.
  • Short presentations on the cutting-edge research at UCR.
  • Tours of research laboratories

Electric Motor Kits

Info for Prospective Students

Information for prospective beginning and transfer students will be available. Come find out what makes UC Riverside a special place to study physcs & astronomy.

Majoring in physics & astronomy at UCR

Event Information

The Physics & Open House is on the same day as UCR Discover Day. Visitors attending Discover Day are very welcome to join us for the Open House, but you are not expected or required to attend both.

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How to get here

The event will be held in the courtyard outside the Physics & Astronomy department as well as inside the Physics building. Complementary parking will be available in Lot 30. The map below may be helpful for finding the parking lot and the department once you are on campus.