Outreach

NIU's Haunted Physics Lab as part of Spooky Science Saturday and STEMfest 

students touching electrostatic machine

Since 2003, the Department of Physics has had an annual Haunted Physics Laboratory, usually located  at Faraday Hall on the DeKalb campus of Northern Illinois University. In 2010, HPL was held as part of the larger STEMfest. Stay tune to next Fall for the date and location of this event.

The Haunted Physics Lab takes over nearly the entire lower level of Faraday Hall with over 60 hands-on science demonstrations. Come check out the science behind the mysterious.

The event is free to families and free parking is available across Normal Road in the parking garage.

Those wishing to bring a group of 15 or more should contact Pati Sievert for instructions. We like to schedule the groups separately to allow families to move freely through the demonstrations.

The event has been well received in the past with a 100 percent approval rating from children and parents alike when we survey participants.