It is the largest public science festival in the Fraser Valley, it’s at the Langley City campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) this weekend, and it’s free.
Among other things, visitors will be able to create glitter slime, inflate a real lung, taste a craft brew, or watch the chemistry magic show at the KPU Science Rendezvous and Langley Open House which runs this Saturday (May 12) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 20901 Langley Bypass.
Last year, the event drew 2,000 visitors to experience the free hands-on activities, shows, tours and displays for the entire family.
This year’s theme is “Full STEAM Ahead” because the festival is featuring the arts alongside Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshops and demonstrations.
“From touring our greenhouses and making a special Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers to learning about Indigenous art, this festival appeals to anyone with a sense of curiosity about the world around us,” said KPU’s Faculty of Science and Horticulture Dean Dr. Elizabeth Worobec.
People who attend will be able to make a 3D book in the library, get their blood pressure checked by KPU nursing students, take psychology’s polygraph test, and watch the crowd-favourite dancing fire display put on by the physics department.
There will also be tours and free tastings in KPU’s state-of-the-art beer brewing lab for adults 19 years and older.
Science Rendezvous is a national cross-Canada celebration of science that reaches over 300,000 people to promote community involvement and enthusiasm for sciences.
For more information about Science Rendezvous at KPU and for tickets, visit kpu.ca/sr.
To register for KPU Langley Open House, visit kpu.ca/openhouse/langley.
On-campus parking is free for the day.
KPU operates four campuses in Langley, Richmond, Surrey, and Cloverdale and Langley with programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement.