Science and Math Community Activities
You are invited!
Nurture the excitement and love of science and math in our young and young at heart! Join the fun and bring the whole family.
The annual Harold W. and Helen M. Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair (RSEF) serves junior and senior high students in the Box Elder, Daggett, Davis, Morgan, North Summit, South Summit, Ogden, and Weber County School Districts.
Each year, about 400 students compete at this two-day event. At the RSEF, finalists from the region are selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
For other science fair volunteer opportunities, you can also see other upcoming science fairs by checking out our events page.
Science in the Parks
Join us May - August, as WSU science and math faculty for hands-on activities designed to capture children's curiosity and wonder about the world around them. This fun interactive outreach program designed for children of all ages, especially preschool through middle school, as well as their families.
Each week we visit a different park, and everything is FREE.
Students from kindergarten through high school can register for week-long science & math related summer camps. Encourage in-depth discovery learning & mentor the budding scientist & mathematician in your child!
♦ Pathways Camps ( Lots of hiking through our beautiful foothills)
♦ WSU PREP Academy (Register first of the year)
♦ WSU YMCA STEM Camps! (Real world, interactive investigations & puzzles)
Did you know WSU has its very own planetarium, complete with the night sky displayed overhead and other astronomical exhibits? View a schedule of activities and take advantage of this great local resource for your family.
The Ott Planetarium at Weber State University has over a dozen different productions including rocket propulsion, phases of the moon, supernovae, and so much more!
Museum Of Natural Science
Did you know we have a great little Museum of Natural Science right here in Ogden? It's located on the Northeastern corner of Weber State's campus, and there are hundreds of exhibits and hand's on displays that will bring science to life for your family.
Print off the fun scavenger hunts for your family, and don't worry about calling ahead. You're welcome to come for your own self-guided tour anytime during business hours. For questions please call (801) 626-6159.
WSU Discovery Loop Trail
Come take a hike with your family right in WSU’s own backyard. There are educational signs along the trailway describing plants, rocks, and animals found along the trail system.
To learn more, please visit Weber Pathways' website.
WSU Dept. of Physics Open House
This is a great family event filled with exciting and fun activities! You'll learn about electricity, fire, optics and lasers, magnetics and so much more. Free tours and activities through the Museum of Natural Science and Ott Planetarium shows are also included!
This event occurs in October each year and is always absolutely free.
To learn more, please visit the Physics Open House page.
Room TY 204, Mail Code 2509
Weber State University
Center for Science and
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2509
Ogden, UT 84408-2509
Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
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