- Take your picture with Willie on the Green Screen at Waters Hall.
- Chow down on pancakes in Seaton Hall.
- Tour the Kansas State University Gardens. While you're there, consult with landscape
design students to get ideas for your own yard.
- Watch a soda geyser erupt every half hour, starting at 9 a.m., Call Hall lawn.
- Snack on some freshly popped popcorn on the Waters Hall lawn or sample freshly prepared
insect cuisine at the insect zoo.
- Stop by Shellenberger Hall to purchase scrumptious baked goods, view a flour milling
demonstration or learn about feed products.
- Complete a scavenger hunt and earn a free T-shirt (quantities limited).
- Make your own extruded puffs, tour a state-of-the-art flour mill and learn about feed
manufacturing at the Grain Science North Complex.
- Brighten your home's landscape with plants from the horticulture club's bedding plant
sale in the Kansas State University Gardens.
Architecture, Planning and Design
- Participate in the Student Planning Association's "BOXHattan" project by applying
for a "building permit" and creating an addition to the box city in Seaton Hall.
- Visit the third floor of Seaton Hall to show off your creativity in the Lego Playspace.
- Immerse yourself in models, furniture, plans and landscapes that are drawn, designed
and built by students.
- View renderings submitted for our annual student delineation competition in a Chang
Arts and Sciences
- Check out K-State’s own tightrope-walking “rat pack" on the ground floor of the Student
- Watch students spin magic on a potter’s wheel.
- Cheer on local students in the Math Olympiad, 9 a.m. to noon, 129 Cardwell.
- See the poet-in-a-box.
- See a full-size cast of a T-rex skull.
- See weird science with a glowing chemistry magic show, 11:15 a.m. to noon, 114 Willard.
- Visit the rock climbing wall on Bosco Student Plaza.
- Compete in a sidewalk chalk drawing contest near Willard Hall, hosted by the art department.
Beach Museum of Art
- Move on up to the second level of the Beach Museum of Art to see the large kinetic
sculpture, Konza, inspired by the natural beauty and movement of the nearby Konza
- Browse rarely seen works by John Steuart Curry, best known for the murals in the Kansas
State Capitol. Art historian Don Lambert will be on hand to portray the artist.
- Explore the "Museum of Wonder," featuring an eclectic collection of K-State artifacts
and hidden treasures in celebration of the university's sesquicentennial.
Biosecurity Research Institute
- Visit Pat Roberts Hall to tour a science lab and learn about biosecurity.
- Kids can train to be scientists.
- Get the latest updates on NBAF through a question-answer session.
- Tour Calvin Hall to learn more about our trading lab, sales lab, and other Calvin
Hall and College of Business Administration facts.
- Enjoy free food, games and other fun activities on the east side of Calvin Hall.
- Learn more about the history of the College of Business Administration as the college
celebrates its 50th anniversary.
- Meet, learn about and socialize with the clubs and organizations specific to the College
of Business Administration.
- Take a stroll back in time and visit the one-room schoolhouse in Bluemont Hall to
discover what learning may have been like 150 years ago.
- Watch historical figures come to life in a “living” wax museum in Bluemont Hall.
- Design your own artwork at the Imagination Station.
- Hold a cloud and dissect flowers at the Science Exploration Station.
- Interact with future teachers, visit with College of Education faculty and staff,
and meet with our all-star advisors regarding program and scholarship opportunities.
- Participate in awesome interactive games for prizes.
- See the present and future of military robotics. Come to Durland Hall to visit with
representatives from the military and see U.S. Army robots in action.
- Join biological and agricultural engineering students and faculty for a Saturday morning
pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 142 Seaton Hall.
- Help build a canned food skyscraper in the Engineering Complex. Bring your donations
of cash or canned food to Fiedler Hall. Contributions will support a local charity
- Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to earn Webelos activity badges or complete academic
belt loop requirements.
- See the TRIGA Mark II nuclear research reactor glow blue as nuclear engineering students
show its research capabilities in Ward Hall. Find out why an electrified hair dryer
can be safely dipped into the cooling pool.
- See the 2012 K-State competition robot in action as it runs through a cattle feedlot
simulation. Come see for yourself how this robot moves around pens and accurately
places different amounts of feed into the trough of each pen.
- Kids can build a wooden toolbox with construction science and management students.
Then, take the toolbox home with you.
- Explore the many careers that focus on people by visiting the exhibit in the newly
renovated Justin Hall student gathering area.
- Watch hotel and restaurant management students transform big blocks of ice into beautiful
sculptures right before your eyes.
- Enjoy Orange Leaf frozen yogurt on the patio of Justin Hall.
- Graduate students will provide free hearing screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
audiological suite of K-State's Speech and Hearing Center.
- Kids ages 2-6 years old can take part in "zoo" activities that will allow them to
explore animal books, art and much more.
- Make your own healthy snack and learn more about nutrition from family and consumer
sciences education students.
- Enjoy grilled hot dogs, chips and a complimentary Pepsi on the patio of Justin Hall,
provided by Pepsi-Cola of Manhattan and served by hotel and restaurant management
- Students in dietetics will show you fun snacks that are only 150 calories, exercises
that burn 150 calories and more nutritional facts about the number.
- Check out the treasures in Hale Library's Special Collections, including "The Saint
John's Bible" and the "Generations of Success: K-State History in Special Collections"
exhibit, featuring materials from the university's archives.
- Stop by the Friends Bookshop.
- K-State Libraries have always been places to help students succeed. Continue the tradition
and learn about K-State Libraries with a special tour of Hale Library.
- Explore the world of food through a series of demonstrations about food biology and
chemistry by creating bubbles, fizzes, slimy goo, magic eggs and flowing lava using
common kitchen supplies.
- Head down to the pond for an interactive water lab. Take water samples and see how
important clean water is to your body and the environment.
- Test your taste buds with a consumer research/sensory test in the new Sensory and
Consumer Research Center. Can you tell the difference between two samples?
- Participate in a real-life laboratory experience with "Bio Bugs" to see how the presence
of bugs in water indicates its health and pollution level.
- Activities for kids like face painting, tattoos and ballons will ensure you leave
with purple Wildcat pride! Don't forget to color a picture of Willie the Wildcat.
- Sample items in our test kitchen for acidity, sweetness, saltiness and more.
- The Olathe Horticulture Research Center will be giving away tomato plants to the first
- Check out the dancing robot.
- Take part in wild and wacky chemistry demonstrations.
- See what it’s like to fly an aircraft, and check out the university’s fleet.
- Experience organizations and programs that can shape your career at K-State and beyond
by visiting the Leadership Studies Building.
- Interact with Leadership Studies students, faculty and staff.
- Tour the Gold LEED-certified Leadership Studies Building.
- Gaze up to the top of our new 40-foot rock climbing wall in Chester Peters Recreation
- Walk along on a guided tour of the newly expanded Recreation Center, or drop by just
to look around.
- Come with a K-State student and get a free daily pass to work in your daily workout.
- Tour the K-State Recycling Center behind Weber Hall.
Residence Halls/Jardine Complex
- Stop by Housing and Dining Services’ booth in the Union to learn how we make on-campus
living such a popular choice among K-State students.
- Tour any of the residence halls or Jardine Apartments between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Light
refreshments will be available at several locations.
- Try the sandwich bar at Derby or Kramer dining centers between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30
- Come visit the exotic animal exhibit at Mosier Hall.
- Visit the Stuffed Animal Pet Clinic.
- Cheer for your favorite pet at the pet talent show.
- Learn about anatomy with the painted horse and palpation pony.
- Enjoy games and activities while learning the importance of "One Health."
- Enjoy a delicious pulled pork sandwich, courtesy of the swine club.