Throughout the year there is a wide range of activities open to the public in the form of events, summer camps, public programs, and more. Learn more about what is happening on campus, so you can plan your next visit.
Public Programs and Events
Free email service warns you when there is a good probability that Aurora (Northern Lights) will be visible.
The University of Alberta's observatory is opened to the public on Thursday evenings. No previous experience is necessary and admission is free.
The aim of this partnership is to learn about how First Nations residents and communities were affected by recent wildfire evacuations, and to identify ways to reduce the negative impacts of wildfire evacuations on First Nations people and communities.
Science FUNday is a FREE annual science exhibition featuring more than 75 interactive demonstrations, presentations, and tours. They range from chemistry, physics, physiology, botany, computing science, math, and much more. Lots of hands-on, interactive activities—extract DNA from strawberries, create a lava lamp, hold giant dry ice bubbles, examine cells through a microscope, and launch a model rocket!
Do you have a future scientist at home for the summer? At our Faculty of Science summer camps we will engage your participant in hands on science activities and visits to world class collections and museums.
The Alberta Summer Mathematics Institute (ASMI) offers a fun, educational summer mathematics program to high school students (Grades 10 through 12). Its mission is to inspire exploration and research in mathematical studies. The ASMI is a day-style summer camp that runs over a four-week period, and takes place on the campus of the University of Alberta.
Each summer, Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Regional Math Camps provide junior high school students with an interest in mathematics with a unique and unforgettable enrichment experience. Students who attend the camps leave with new friends, new ideas, and a new outlook on mathematics. Advanced math concepts are presented in a manner that is challenging yet still accessible. CMS Regional Math Camps allows students to experience math as never before through games, projects, experiments, and other fun activities. The camps also highlight the role of mathematics in everyday life.
Hands-on Physics is an opportunity for talented students entering grades 9 to 12 to explore physics using devices they custom design and build. As well as problem-solving and guest lectures, this four-day workshop be centred on python programming and hardware development for a Raspberry Pi device. This credit-card-sized computer, which is the participants’ to keep, will be used for acquiring and analyzing data in physics experiments. The Hands-on Physics workshop is limited to 12 participants, who will be selected through an application process.
Every year, a free two-week Math Mania Summer Camp takes place in the Maskwacis First Nation community, about an hour south of Edmonton. The goal of the camp is to improve and expand basic math skills for grade 5-8 students in Maskwacis. The camp includes a one-day visit to the University of Alberta campus with fun and inspirational activities about mathematics and science.