"Science is Cool" at Jefferson Lab's Open House, Saturday, April 21

"Science is Cool" at Jefferson Lab's Open House, set for Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. rain or shine. The event is free and will feature over 200 staff ready to share with visitors: the electron accelerator, an experimental hall, the Free Electron Laser, a variety of hands-on exhibits & learning activities, and liquid nitrogen demonstrations. The event will also include a Department of Energy information booth, technology transfer displays and a Lab employment information booth.

In addition, NASA, the Virginia Air & Space Museum, Portsmouth Children's Museum, Richmond Aviation Museum and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will have displays and activities set up.

Wear comfortable shoes; plenty of walking; allow 2-3 hours to visit displays and activities.

Free public parking will be at Canon Virginia, 12000 Canon Blvd, Newport News with free shuttle buses regularly going back and forth to the Lab (3 minute ride). Visit Jefferson Lab's Web page for more information www.jlab.org/openhouse/ or call (757)269-7444 or (757)269-5102.

The Lab's last Open House was about two years ago. Jefferson Lab is a basic physics research facility funded by the Department of Energy and managed by the Southeastern Universities Research Association (a consortium of 53 universities from the southeastern United States).