Jefferson Lab holds summer Physics Fests for youth

  • Wednesday, June 4: room for 190
  • Wednesday, July 9: room for 250
  • Wednesday, August 13: room for 250
  • Thursday, August 28: room for 175

This two-hour presentation (10 a.m. - noon) includes an interactive summary of the science and technology at the Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab followed by the popular "Deep Freeze (cryogenics) and Hot Stuff (plasmas)" presentations.

Parents, teachers and youth planning to attend a Physics Fest may wish to download a Physics Fest Classroom Activity Pack. This file contains general information about Jefferson Lab, the anatomy of atoms, a vocabulary list with related games and puzzles, and data sheets and activities that can be used before, during and after attending a Physics Fest. The Activity Pack is in pdf format and is about 2.1 MB in size. The materials are written at the 6th-grade reading level.

These free events take place in the CEBAF Center auditorium at Jefferson Lab, located at 12,000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News.

Seating is limited; reservations are required.

Call Stacy Ring at (757) 269-7560 or e-mail for reservations.


Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. JSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA).

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