AUSTIN, Texas—More than 350 unique activities, including performances, demonstrations and lectures, await visitors March 3 at “Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas!” on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
This eighth annual event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public.
At Explore UT, guests will have the opportunity to explore every corner of the campus. Participants come from across Texas. To date, 188 school buses with 7,163 K-12 students are registered.
“Explore UT is a special occasion at The University of Texas at Austin, and we’re proud to welcome everyone to this day of adventure,” said President William Powers Jr. “By sharing our treasures with visitors of all ages, we open our doors to a world of learning.
“We promise you a day filled with fun, discovery and friendship we hope will last a lifetime.”
Participants can extract DNA from plants using household products, experience ground-shaking miniature earthquakes made by the T-Rex, immerse themselves in a robotic lighting extravaganza set to music, become a magazine cover boy or girl, learn how to order food in Italian, touch live marine critters from the Gulf of Mexico, march with the Longhorn Band and more.
This year, the Harry Ransom Center celebrates its 50th anniversary and will feature an exhibit on America during the 1920s.
At the Blanton Museum of Art, take a journey through the vibrant cities of South America during the mid-20th century and witness the birth of Modernism in the Americas. The “Geometry of Hope” exhibit showcases abstract art from one of the world’s leading collections of Latin American art.
Explore UT will take place rain or shine. No registration is required. Find a complete schedule of this year’s activities at the Explore UT Web site.
The University Co-op, cooperatively owned by the faculty, students and staff of The University of Texas at Austin, is a major sponsor of the event.
For more information contact: Lee Clippard, 512-232-0675.