Super Science Saturday returns: Nov. 4

In-person NCAR Science Wizard shows and weather activities for the first time since 2019

Oct 17, 2023 - by Staff

Super Science Saturday is back in person for the first time since 2019. With the theme “Return of the Science,” this educational experience will occur Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab in south Boulder. 

The event will showcase hands-on science activities and demonstrations that explore our amazing planet and are inspired by “the force.” Attire from a galaxy far far away or your science-inspired Halloween costumes are welcome at this community science celebration. 

“We are so excited to welcome the community back to the Mesa Lab for the 24th Super Science Saturday,” said Katie Wolfson of the UCAR Center for Science Education. “We have missed having people on campus for this annual event and look forward to welcoming curious people of all ages for a day of science exploration and fun.” UCAR is the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which provides education and research services and manages NCAR under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation. 

Featured activities include NCAR Wizards — researchers dressed like wizards who talk about Earth science — hands-on demonstrations, performances by science and nature musicians Jeff and Paige, face painting, and more. There will also be a weather balloon launch and learning opportunities with the Doppler on Wheels radar truck and the Mobile Earth + Space Observatory. 

Historically, the popularity of Super Science Saturday necessitated temporarily pausing admittance of vehicles onto campus when the parking lot reached capacity. In the event that this happens, cars will be allowed in on a one-car-in, one-car-out basis. Please plan accordingly. 


What: Super Science Saturday
When: Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: NCAR Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO
Who: Activities for the entire family, with events especially focused on children ages 4 to 12
Cost: Free

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