2017 Science Exploration Day



Saturday, April 8, 2017

The 2017 Science Exploration Day at Radford University, hosted by the College of Science and Technology, is open to everyone! This event is free and open to the public.  Classes will be geared toward school age students 5th-12th grade,  but there will be activities for people of all ages. If a student is under 11, they MUST be accompanied by an adult for the program.

Registration is required and the deadline to register has been extended to April 7, 2017.

Participation is free but registration is required and can be done online. NOTE: Participants may want to bring a packed lunch for this event since it continues until 3pm.

Everyone should bring paper and a writing utensil.

Please read the following information carefully before completing registration.



Join Radford University professors and students for a day of science exploration in Radford University's laboratories and classrooms.


  • 9:45am - Registration - Main Street Level - Center for the Sciences
  • 10am - Programs begin and continue each hour until 3pm 
  • 3pm - event ends - Main Street Level - Center for the Sciences

Program areas:

Trebuchet demo - Launch items across the RU Campus

Planetarium shows - Explore the solar system and beyond in the new, state of the art Radford Planetarium

Museum of the Earth Sciences - Learn about the treasures of the earth 

Explore the "micro world" with the use of a Scanning Electron Microscope

Bug Biology - explore the frontiers of Bug Biology

Forensic Sleuthing:Solve the Crime Through Forensic Science -  Attendees will participate in solving a mock case through the use of forensic science.

The Magic of Chemistry:  WHAT'S IN THAT STUFF?!