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Evening Activities

 

2014 Evening Activities


NEW THIS YEAR - Participants will indicate their evening activity preferences when they register. Please note that activities and descriptions are subject to change.


Check the website for updates to this list of classes (last updated: May 23, 2014)

 

Tuesday, June 24:

 

Abrams Planetarium

Discover YOUR universe in this introduction to the sky. All of the bright planets, stars, and prominent constellations currently visible are shown. Interaction is encouraged and adds to this exciting experience!

 

Archery - FULL

At the Demmer Center, you will receive training and practice in shooting archery at a state of the art facility with 5 archery ranges.

 

Air Pistol/Air Rifle - FULL

At the Demmer Center, you will receive training and practice in shooting.

 

Bowling

The ultimate family recreation activity for all ages. Bowl at the MSU Union's new refurbished Spartan Lanes. Open and Bumper bowling available.

 

Bug House

Come explore the Bug House on your own during this open house. Guides will be available to answer your questions and handle the live critters.

 

Campus Stroll

Take a stroll through MSU's beautiful campus with current MSU students. Listen to the student guides educate on campus buildings, traditions, and more during this relaxing and refreshing walk.

 

Egg Drop - FULL

Participants will use various materials to create a "pack" for their egg before they must drop from above to see if their packaging will keep the egg safe! Help will be provided by alumni of the School of Packaging.

 

Evening With Engineering

Want to become a Spartan Engineer? Start with a Lego Robotics demonstration and then explore the work (and fun) behind MSU's student engineering car teams.

 

Experiencing African Music

Experience the musical performance traditions of southern Africa and learn about the unique performance traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe.

 

Games and Models

Take some time and learn a new game or put together a model. Representatives from a local hobby store will be on-hand to assist.

 

Movie Night

Kick back and enjoy a movie with your family in Holmes Hall.

 

Mystery Activity

Take your chances and let us pick your "doings" for the evening.

 

Open Swimming

Bring your swimsuit and spend the evening cooling off in the swimming pool at IM West.

 

Science Theatre

Learn about science through this interesting and interactive theater-style show. See and participate in baffling science experiments right before your eyes.

 

Teamwork and Timbers

Learn how American mid-west timber framed barns were made. Participants will learn about the parts, the vocabulary, and the cooperative effort needed to raise a barn and other similar buildings in the 19th century.

 

No Activity

Our family will not require a structured activity this evening.

 

Note: The following activities are available and will not require registration to participate but may require your own equipment:

  • Bike Rides
  • Campus Walk
  • Geocaching
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Miniature Golf
  • Dairy Store
  • Open Gym at IM East

In addition, the Lansing Lugnuts will be playing a home game which starts at 7:05pm. If you wish to attend, you are responsible for your own transportation and purchasing tickets. For more information, visit http://www.milb.com/index.jspsid=t499.

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 25:

4-H Children's Gardens

Join us to see what happens in the garden in the evening.

 

Abrams Planetarium

Discover YOUR universe in this introduction to the sky. All of the bright planets, stars, and prominent constellations currently visible are shown. Interaction is encouraged and adds to this exciting experience!

 

Archery - FULL

At the Demmer Center, you will receive training and practice in shooting archery at a state of the art facility with 5 archery ranges.

 

Air Pistol/Air Rifle - FULL

At the Demmer Center, you will receive training and practice in shooting.

 

Bowling - FULL

The ultimate family recreation activity for all ages. Bowl at the MSU Union's new refurbished Spartan Lanes. Open and Bumper bowling available.

 

Bug House - FULL

Join the experts at the MSU Bug House as they give an introduction to insects, how they develop, and how they relate to other arthropods. Participants will have the opportunity to view displays of insects as well as view and handle live insects and arthropods.

Campus Stroll

Take a stroll through MSU's beautiful campus with current MSU students. Listen to the student guides educate on campus buildings, traditions, and more during this relaxing and refreshing walk.

 

Games and Models - FULL

Take some time and learn a new game or put together a model. Representatives from a local hobby store will be on-hand to assist.

 

Golfing at Forest Akers - East - FULL

Spend an evening working on your swing with Forest Akers' PGA staff and playing a round on the East course. Bring your own clubs or use equipment provided by the course.

 

MSU Pompon - FULL

Join the MSU Pompon team and learn MSU cheers. This activity includes a special performance by the Pompon Team.

 

Movie Night

Kick back and enjoy a movie with your family in Holmes Hall.

 

Mystery Activity

Take your chances and let us pick your "doings" for the evening.

 

Open Swimming

Bring your swimsuit and spend the evening cooling off in the swimming pool at IM West.

 

Science Theatre - FULL

Learn about science through this interesting and interactive theater-style show. See and participate in baffling science experiments right before your eyes.

 

State of Art

Come join Michigan State University's National Champion State of Art to find out what it's like to dance, spin and have a great time! You'll learn the basic technique of dancing, spinning a flag and a routine to bring it all together.

 

Summer Circle Theater

Come see the play Ruthless

Book and Lyrics by Joel Paley, Music by Marvin Laird, Directed by MSU Faculty Member, Deric McNish

 

This campy musical spoofs "The Bad Seed," "All About Eve," "Gypsy," "Valley of the Dolls," and more as it tells the story of possibly homicidal eight-year-old Tina Denmark and her desperation to play Pippi Longstocking in the school musical. Tina is sent to the Daisy Clover School for Psychotic IngĂ©nues while her mother gains fame and wealth performing on Broadway. This musical about ambition contains great songs and a hilarious book.  (Appropriate for all ages.)

For over fifty years the MSU Department of Theatre has been producing free performances of a wide variety of shows outdoors on the banks of the beautiful Red Cedar River on the MSU campus. Presenting a blend of old favorites, musicals, and provocative new plays, Summer Circle Theatre offers the community a unique opportunity to enjoy quality theatre produced by faculty and students of the Department of Theatre in a relaxed, informal setting, rain or shine. Bleacher seating is available, but we recommend bringing your own chairs or blankets and strong recommend you bring bug spray.

Teamwork and Timbers

Learn how American mid-west timber framed barns were made. Participants will learn about the parts, the vocabulary, and the cooperative effort needed to raise a barn and other similar buildings in the 19th century.

 

No Activity

Our family will not require a structured activity this evening.

 

Note: The following activities are available and will not require registration to participate but may require your own equipment:

  • Bike Rides
  • Campus Walk
  • Geocaching
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Miniature Golf
  • Dairy Store
  • Open Gym at IM East

In addition, the Lansing Lugnuts will be playing a home game which starts at 7:05pm. If you wish to attend, you are responsible for your own transportation and purchasing tickets.For more information, visit http://www.milb.com/index.jspsid=t499.