Flames, explosions, music, and screaming gummy bears—they're all part of a fun and high-energy University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering outreach program that aims to interest young people in science. The College of Science and Engineering invites you and your family to join us for a special all-ages, public show. Bring your kids and grandkids!

Energy and U public show

Saturday, May 19, 2018
2 p.m.
Tickets: $1 per person
Rarig Center

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (West Bank)
330 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis

This event is open to the public, but tickets are required. Space is limited and this show is expected to sell out fast, so ORDER YOUR TICKETS now. Seating is first-come, first-served the day of the event.

About Energy and U

Everybody is talking about energy: What is it? Where do I get it? Can I convert it? Where can I put it? What happens when I let it out? Energy and U literally blows the lid off these questions and highlights the many science and technology challenges that energy presents. Learn about energy during this 50-minute interactive show that includes demonstrations, dancing, bright flashes, and flames! You might even be chosen as a volunteer from the audience to help with one of the demonstrations.

About the presenters

Energy and U is a specialized outreach program of the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and its Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Working in partnership with the University's Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, faculty and staff from the College of Science and Engineering present this show to more than 10,000 elementary students each year. 

Support for the show

Support for the show comes from the generous support of the National Science Foundation through the University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and the Center for Sustainable Polymers, from corporate sponsorship, including Medtronic, Schlumberger and 3M, and from the University of Minnesota through the departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Theatre Arts and Dance, and the College of Science and Engineering.

May 19 Energy and U public show flyer

Rarig Center

Rarig Center: 330 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (West Bank, University of Minnesota). Nearest public parking: 21st Ave. ramp, 94 lot, 19th Ave. ramp. Accessibility access via the north side entrance, via south side ramped entrance, via tunnel from east side. It also has an elevator and adapted restrooms.


    • Energy & U
    • Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • Eileen Harvala, Communications Coordinator
    • nrgyandu@umn.edu
    • (612) 624-0831