COLLEGE PARK, Md - The University of Maryland celebrates the return of Maryland Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The campus-wide celebration of learning, discovery and fun will feature hundreds of free exhibitions and events.
Guests will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy family-friendly activities at five learning neighborhoods: Terp Town Center, AG Day Avenue, Art & Design Place, Science & Tech Way, and Sports & Rec Row. Each neighborhood on campus will offer interactive events with endless possibilities of learning and fun. Highlights include:
Gymkana Obstacle Course—Let the adventure begin with the School of Public Health. Watch the spectacular members of Gymkana show off their acrobatic skills, and take your turn participating on an obstacle course.
Moonquakes and Magnets—Don’t know what a moonquake is? Come learn about this phenomenon and make your very own moonquake! After, discover the science behind our floating magnets.
Insect Petting Zoo—Go on a mysterious adventure learning about creepy crawling tarantulas, millipedes, scorpions and more.
Anchor for a Day—Have we got news for you! Experience life on air as you climb aboard the anchor chair and deliver the nightly news in our broadcast center.
Costume Shop Open House–Take a peek behind the curtain and visit the Costume Shop at The Clarice Performing Arts Center to view costume displays and drape your own fashions.
Horse Show and Exhibition—Before you pet our farm animals, come watch the Equestrian Team leap and stride as they demonstrate their expertise in horseback riding.
Plant Giveaway—Take a walk down AG Day Avenue and collect a free plant while exploring and learning about how to plant a garden of your own.
Visitors can also pay a visit to the Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium at noon to watch the Maryland football team cap off their spring practice schedule with their annual Red-White spring game. For a complete list of activities, visit marylandday.umd.edu.
Love Testudo? The first 1,000 visitors at Maryland Day will take home an official Maryland Testudo bobblehead, available in Terp Town Center.
Maryland Day will take place rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. The university is also accessible via the Green and Yellow Metro lines at the College Park–University of Maryland Washington Metro station. Complimentary Shuttle-UM bus transportation will service all main parking lots and garages.
To learn more, visit marylandday.umd.edu and join the conversation on social media using #MarylandDay.