Explore UT

Children look on as a faculty member prepares to smash a flower frozen with liquid nitrogen.

Join Us on March 2 for Explore UT!

Austin Independent School District (AISD) 5th Grade Volleyball Play Day

Cheer on over 1,000 AISD, 5th grade volleyball players from across the city as they have fun participating in clinics and team play. Play Day Partners include Austin Association for Physical Education and Recreation, Recreational Sports and UT Athletics.
11:00 AM - 1:40 PM | RSC - Recreational Sports Center, Gymnasium
Audience: All Ages

Bean Counter: Fun with Math

11:00 AM - 4:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building, 1st Floor Lounge)
Audience: Children Under 12 
Join members of the Bilingual Education Student Organization in a game to test your math skills and your aim. Make the correct calculation, then toss a bean bag into the matching bucket to win the challenge.

Blast Off with Teachers of Tomorrow

11:00 AM - 4:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building, 2nd Floor Lobby)
Audience: Children Under 12
Join student members from Teachers of Tomorrow to learn about the effects and forces of motion on various objects. You'll be able to design, name, and create your own straw rocket and use it to test the principles of motion you've discovered.

Get Slimed with the Student Council for Exceptional Children

11:00 AM - 4:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building)
Audience: Children Under 12 
The only thing better than playing with slime is making it yourself. Join members of the Student Council for Exceptional Children to make slime and get messy while learning about how people with different abilities experience sensory play.

Human Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament

11:00 AM - 4:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building, 2nd Floor Lobby)
Audience: Children Under 12
Play in a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament where, instead of using your hands, you create personalized body poses to represent each item. You can literally "throw" yourself into this fun game.

Marshmallow Catapults in Action

11:00 AM - 4:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building)
Audience: Children Under 12
Team up to build and test your very own marshmallow catapult. See how far can you launch your marshmallow projectile.

Shattering Science

11:00 AM - 4:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building)
Audience: Children Under 12
One of the best things about learning to be an amazing science teacher is conducting hands-on experiments. Join student members of the Education Council for a demonstration of liquid nitrogen’s shattering power using flowers and more.

Strike a Pose: Yoga on the Lawn

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building, 2nd Floor Lobby)
Audience: All Ages 
Join members of the Kinesiology Club to de-stress from a busy day exploring the campus. You'll learn basic yoga poses and discover more about this stress-reducing exercise.

Twist and Bounce Your Way to Success

11:00 AM - 4:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building)
Audience: All Ages 
Challenge your friends to a pogo stick or hula hoop contest with student members of the Texas Health Promotion Club. You'll learn about the value of exercise and staying healthy and can see who will be the most successful in the activity challenge.

Unlock Your Spine and Roll Out a New You

11:00 AM - 4:40 PM | SZB - George I. Sánchez Building (Rain plan location: SZB - George I. Sánchez Building)
Audience: Teens (12-18 years old) | Area: College of Education

Improve your posture and loosen tight muscles through guided exercises in stretching and utilizing a foam roller. You'll learn about the benefits of good posture and ways to help prevent injuries. You can also play a round of foam roller bowling.

Exploring Human Movement with Biomechanics: Where Science Meets FUN!

10:00 AM - 3 PM BEL - L. Theo Bellmont Hall, Rooms 530 & 546B
Audience: All Ages
Biomechanics is the science of how living things move. Come learn how your body moves through interactive demonstrations of biomechanics in the areas of sports, medicine, rehabilitation, and virtual reality presented by student and faculty researchers from UT's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.