TouchTomorrow

June 10, 2017 10AM - 4PM
at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rain or Shine!
Free and open
to the public.

Festival Programming

Updated June 1, 2017

Download the official 2017 event map!

MAIN STAGE, ON THE QUAD

10:00 AM | Welcome to TouchTomorrow!
Opening remarks by Kristin Tichenor, Senior Vice President, WPI

11:00 AM & 11:40 AM | Animal Adventures: Animal Encounter Show
A live experience with exotic animals with adventure guides from Animal Adventures. Hear interesting stories and get up close with animals such a snake, alligator, skunk, chinchilla, ferret, hedgehog, degus, lizard, and tortoise. Stick around for special appearances by the African Pale Fox and the North American Porcupine!

1:00 PM | DinoMan: Superheroes of Science
A fast paced look at science around us! What does the world’s fastest toilet paper shooter, quantum locking levitation, and T-Rex have in common? Find out this and more! Suitable for audience members ages 4 to adults..

3:00 PM | Design Squad Challenge
Presented by WGBH. Design Squad teams of middle-school students present their solutions to the Paper Structures Challenge and test the strength of their designs.

RUBIN CAMPUS CENTER, ODEUM STAGE

10:30 AM  and 1:30 PM |  Mad Science
Mad Science presents a spectacular show that will thrill audiences of all ages with impressive science experiments. This interactive show challenges the audience to explore the scientific method as they observe, hypothesize, and experiment. It’s not magic, it’s SCIENCE!

12:00 PM and 3:00 PM | Neuroscientist and Engineer, Greg Gage
Greg Gage is passionate about inspiring students to want to know more about how our brains and neurons work. He demonstrates the power of the brain with hands on experiments, like using one person’s mind to move the arm of another—proving the creative and problem solving possibilities of the brain are endless.

BARTLETT CENTER, PRESENTATION ROOM

10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, and 2:30 PM | Solar Eclipse Presentation
Did you know the next solar eclipse will be on August 21, 2017? Join WGBH at TouchTomorrow to learn how solar eclipses happen, why they are so difficult to witness, and get your official solar eclipse viewing glasses.