Science potpourri bring fun for the whole family

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Crowd Pleasing explosions, real lava, robots, and liquid nitrogen ice cream are just a few of the many attractions for families to enjoy at this year's science potpourri event at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Reichardt building this Saturday April 1, 2019.

This year's theme is "Elemental," in honor of the 150-th anniversary of the establishment of the periodic table of chemical elements.

The 2019 potpourri will feature three different live science shows and multiple kid friendly, science based activities... plus, scientists from all over the university are participating.

Tanya Clayton, Public information officer for the 'Fairbanks College of natural science and Mathematics', spoke about the event.

"So science potpourri is an opportunity for the public to get a chance to come up here. We are going to throw open the doors of the laboratories and what have you, and allow the public to see science in action happening with real scientists. We want the whole community to fell encouraged to come up here and check it out. There are so many things, take your pick,” Clayton exclaimed.

Clayton encourages those of all ages to come to the event. She said there will be something there for anyone. There will be signs displayed directing those to the event and parking will be available behind the Reichardt building and in the museum parking lot.

The event is from noon to 3-PM and the event is free of charge.