Carthage College Family Fun Night

October 12, 2018, October 19, 2018, November 9, 2018, November 16, 2018

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Carthage hosts Family Fun Nights for the community on select Friday evenings during the school year.

Families can enjoy fun and educational activities in Hedberg Library, browse the collection in the Center for Children’s Literature, and use the library computers.

Themed activities take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families are generally welcome to use the library from 6 to 8 p.m. Please note that available activities vary, due to special events happening on campus, so please call ahead.

Please note: As of January 2018, the TARC is no longer available for Family Fun Nights.

Admission is free.

Parking: Visitors are welcome to park in specially marked visitor spaces in the Lentz Hall Parking Lot or South Upper Parking Lot. Visitors may also park in the South Lower Lot, North Parking Lots, or Pike River Lot.


October 12: Venture Through the Body. The Biology Society, Beta Beta Beta, and Neuroscience Club, Gamma Nu Sigma, will be presenting on how our brains and bodies work. We will be having interactive demonstrations and presentations about genetics and DNA. What is a neuron? How does our brain work? Come join us as we venture into our bodies.

October 19: Colossal Chemical Reactions. The Chemistry Club will be hosting a colossal chemical reactions evening of learning and fun. They will perform chemical feats that will amaze children and adults. There will be an opportunity to do hands-on experiments that you can take home with you.

November 9: Harry Potter: Welcome to Hogwarts. Join us for a magical evening where you will be immersed in the wizarding world. There will be wizard-ific activities planned for the whole family. Start the evening by being sorted into a house by our very own sorting hat, shop at Ollivander’s to find your own wand, and begin your classes at Hogwarts.

November 16: Visual Detection. The Psychology Club will be hosting an evening of detection and observation. Learn the difference between perception and reality by using eye tracking science. Can you find it in the details? Come find out!

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