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April 25, 2019 | 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Category: Recruitment
Location: Towers Cafe | Map
Towers Residential Suites - 655 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Faculty, Parents, Staff

Join us for our annual Take Your Kid to Work Day event, open to all WSU staff and faculty. 

Children ages 4 to 18 are invited to participate in a variety of activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., including:

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. C2 Pipeline Presents STEM Activities, Science Hall 2003 and 2004
    Propel 3-D printed cars in a race to the finish line with single balloons.
    Mix up some ingredients resulting in creating polymers, or what you may know as silly putty.
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m: Open gym at Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center
    Stop by the basketball courts to burn off some energy or shoot some hoops. Hula hoops, basketballs and jump ropes will be available for use.
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m: Natural History Museum, Biological Sciences Building Room 1155

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m: Geology Mineral Museum, Old Main Room 0205
    A rare collection of very precious minerals are on display at the Mineral Museum, and students will have a chance to see some of their properties.

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m: Greenhouse, Science Hall 4th Floor
    Take a short tour and talk about our current projects, learn a bit about native plants and their importance, and then plant a seed (vegetable or flower) or transplant a native seedling to take home.

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m: Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, James Lee Byars: Back in Detroit, Old Main
    Stop by to check out this bi-level gallery featuring both local and international works of contemporary art.

  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m:  Art Department Gallery, Community Arts
    Fuse: 2019 Undergraduate Exhibition *may contain mature content

  • 10 a.m. - noon: Brain Games (New!)
    Learn about what the different parts of your brain do, how you remember and learn information, and what is being measured when we give people intelligence and other tests.

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Physics Demonstrations, Old Main Room 0215
    See how fun and exciting physics can be as you learn the science behind a “skater’s spin,” “fire tornadoes” and what happens to flowers dipped in liquid nitrogen. And don’t forget to explore energy through our Van de Graff machine and our Tesla Coil!

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m: (New!) Solar telescopes, corner of Cass Avenue and Hancock
    Come and safely view the sun through a telescope. Look for sunspots and prominences on the surface of the sun.  Note: This will only run if the weather is sunny, and remember, never look directly at the sun without proper equipment.

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m: Lunch, Towers Cafe
    Ages 10 and under can get lunch for $5 if their parent buys lunch at full price (no matter how many kids they have). Ages 11 and up will have to pay the full price, regardless of whether a parent buys a meal. All-you-can-eat menu includes kid favorites like chicken nuggets, fries, salad bar spaghetti, pizza, breakfast cereal bar and dessert bar.

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m: Lunchtime activities, Towers hallway:
    Check-in and photo booth
    Hang out with “W” (Towers Cafe)
    Face painting
    Coloring and activity sheets to take back to your office
    College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts informational table

  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Create W bling sponsored by the Dean of Students Office, Recreation and Fitness Center lobby

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m: Anthony Wayne Drive Apartment Tours, Towers lobby
    Go on a tour of the newly built apartments with our residential experts!

  • 11:30 a.m. - noon: (New!) Miracle Berry Experiment, Science Hall 3rd Floor, NFS Food Laboratory
    In a simple experiment, students will examine the importance of the taste buds (the taste receptor cells) in distinguishing various flavors. *Limited to the first 40 people.

  • 11:30 a.m. Planetarium show
    Polaris, the Space Submarine and the Mystery of the Polar Night (Ages 9 and below)

  • Noon- 2 p.m: Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology, Old Main Room 1219
    Test your scavenger hunt skills and join us in the anthropology museum to look at objects collected from around the world and right here in Detroit to explore what we can learn about different cultures through the objects they make and leave behind.

  • 2:30 p.m. Planetarium show
    Black Holes (Ages 10 and up)

You must remain present with your children at all times while attending activities. 

For more information about this event, please contact Julie Hasse at 313-577-1287 or