The Physics Force

Monday, January 8, 2018Friday, January 12, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am


University of Minnesota — East Bank

84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Carlson Family Stage

Show dates and times
Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10am and 12:30pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10am and 1pm
Wednesday, January 10 2018 at 10am and 12:30pm
Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10am and 1pm
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10am and 12:30pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11am and 4pm (public shows)

Physics is fun! If that sounds like an oxymoron to you accept our invitation to see The Physics Force perform at Northrop Auditorium.

The Physics Force is a K-12 outreach program through the University of Minnesota whose greatest success is generating an interest in science in K-12 students. The Physics Force goes above and beyond to educate and entertain by doing things on a grand scale to bring excitement and wonder to the thousands of students who attend Physics Force performances every year.

The Physics Force is supported by the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, and the University of Minnesota's Materials Research and Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC).

The Physics Force is a very successful and entertaining outreach program of the College of Science and Engineering of the University of Minnesota developed to make science exciting and fun for students of all ages. The Force consists of high school teachers and professors from the University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy. The Physics Force has performed variations of The Force at Disney's Epcot Center, parts of it were shown on Newton’s Apple and several members have performed demonstrations on the Knoff-Hoff Show, a very successful German television science program. Join The Physics Force for the fun and excitement (like crushing a 55 gallon steel barrel in a fraction of a second) but don't be surprised when you see how much physics you learn.

The Physics Force web site provides vocabulary, a description of the physics of the demos, cross reference to the FOSS kits, and some experiments you can do at home.

The show is 60 to 75 minutes long.

Target Age Range: weekday matinees are intended for elementary and middle school students and their accompanying educators. (The Saturday shows are open to the general public.)

Cost per child/student: free!
Cost per edult/educator: free!

Registration: The shows are free, but reservations are required. Registration is open to both individual homeschool families and homeschool groups. Register online at Shows fill up quickly!

Reserve as many tickets as you need, but please reserve only if you intend to come. Seats are in high demand. Please cancel your tickets or notify Physics Force of a cancellation by November 15, 2017.

The system has a 100 ticket per order maximum. If you need more than 100 tickets please create multiple orders. The same teacher's name can be used for all reservations. Include adults, teachers, and chaperones in your order number.

For more information, contact Angie Stehr at stehr002(at) or 612-301-8303.


Information subject to change. Please check with Northrop for the most current information.