Beckman Institute Open House

Beckman Institute Open House

Hands-on learning at the Beckman Institute

The Beckman Institute Open House offers a fun, interactive look at the interdisciplinary research happening at the Beckman Institute. It happens at the same time as Engineering Open House each year. Check back for dates for the 2025 event.

A student looks through a microscope at the Beckman Institute Open House 2023 while her peers look on.

About open house

Extraordinary science can change the lives of ordinary people. That’s the philosophy at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, where researchers from more than 40 scientific areas work together to ask and answer big questions — about human health and medical imaging, cleaner energy and greener plastics, and even artificial intelligence and bioinspired robots.

The Beckman Institute Open House is an opportunity for Champaign-Urbana community members to encounter the science, meet the people, and experience the impact of world-changing discovery. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to engage with more than 30 exhibits, participate in hands-on demos, complete the science scavenger hunt, and take a commemorative photo at the selfie station. This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibits 2024