Earthquake Simulations to Gold Panning • Satellite Imagery to Microbes • Science for the Whole Family
MENLO PARK, Calif. – Education and entertainment await visitors of all ages at the U.S. Geological Survey's Menlo Park Campus Open House on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
Scientists will share their latest work via hands-on exhibits, displays, web-based animations and virtual tours. Visitors can view demonstrations of cutting-edge science, and speak with our staff about their work in ecosystem health and restoration, volcanoes and earthquakes, natural-resource and water-quality studies, and historic mapping techniques.
"The USGS-Menlo Park Open House is the perfect answer for what to do with the whole family that is different, fun, engaging, active, and did we mention free?" said USGS Director Marcia McNutt. "Bringing your daughter or son to the Open House could inspire a love for science and thus be the first stop on the path to a rewarding and exciting career."
Visitors will be able to:
The California Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other USGS partners will be on hand to round out the event with their own exhibits and displays.
In addition to science, the Open House will offer live bands performing bluegrass, ethnic, and traditional music from around the world. Tours of the USGS gardens will be offered, giving visitors a chance to see the second-largest collection of rhododendron varieties in California. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy our gardens in full bloom. The onsite café will also be open with a range of food and drink for purchase. The USGS Campus is convenient to public transportation and is a 15- to 20-minute walk from the Menlo Park Caltrain station. Parking will also be available at neighboring businesses.
The USGS Menlo Park Campus is at 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, Calif., 94025. For details, visit the Menlo Park Open House website.
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