Arizona State University will open its Downtown campus to the public on Friday, February 2.
Part of ASU Open Door, the month-long four-campus event allows visitors a sneak peek into what makes ASU an internationally-recognized university.
Visitors of the Downtown campus will receive a tour of Arizona PBS inside the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Then they can learn how safe it is to ride a roller coaster. And after, they’ll end the downtown campus journey by unwinding with a session in mindfulness, meditation and yoga with the College of Health.
“What makes the ASU Open Door event unique is that we open the four campus locations to the community and allow them to enter the spaces normally closed to the public.,” Darci Nagy, ASU special events manager said. “Visitors are able to go into classrooms and talk to faculty and students who are excited about what they’re working on. Not only are they inside these classroom spaces, there are activities where children, and adults, can learn from hands-on activities.”
The Downtown campus tour starts at 4 p.m.
ASU Open Door is the signature event of the Arizona SciTech Festival, and celebrates the power of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) with more than 340 hands-on activities, performances, demonstrations and games.
“This is a very interactive experience,” Nagy said. “We have hundreds of activities for every interest you can think of. If you’re into forensic science, music, bugs, rockets, reptiles, the moon, dancing or want to run through an obstacle course, we have it. There is so much to do whether you come visit us for an hour or five. Every campus is a different experience. Looking at activities ahead of time, picking the ones you really want to see and bringing your walking shoes is always a good plan!”