Family Optics Day for all at BU, Sept. 17 (free)

The Boston University chapter of the Optical Society of America presents FAMILY OPTICS DAY, Saturday September 17, 11am-2pm, at the BU Photonics Center (8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston; 9th floor), featuring Optics!! Science!! Hands on activities!! Take Home Crafts!! Free Food!!

Family Optics Day is an educational event to expose kids (of all ages- elementary, and middle school especially) to the fascinating area of optics.  Structured like a science fair, it will have separate table presenting demonstrations of different aspects of optics.  All demonstrations are hands-on, and some will involve making/building a take home craft. (Kaleidoscopes, beaded bracelets that change colors in the sun)  The event is free, including plenty of free food.

Come learn how lenses work (with Jello!), why the primary colors aren’t actually red/blue/yellow, how to send music across a room using a laser pointer, and much much more! This event is open to the general public, so please bring your friends!

Science Teachers – Let us share our science and offer ideas that you can use in the class room. Anyone – optics is all around us so let us show you how to find it and how it works. For more information please visit or