Geeks' Night Out - March 5, 2015


Join us for the 4th Annual Geeks' Night Out
4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Tempe City Hall


This free, family-friendly event will enable all of us to Discover the Science! 

Tempe has teamed up with the Arizona SciTech Festival for this spectacular endeavor. We will be blending science, technology, engineering, arts, math and much more.

Participation in the 2015 Geeks’ Night Out is at an all-time high and has doubled since last year’s event, with representation from over 80 elementary, middle and high schools, as well as college and university students, community partners and businesses. The free event aims to merge fun and education, showcasing everything from liquid nitrogen demonstrations to solar-powered vehicles, robotics displays and science experiments, to a costume parade and so much more.

Click here for the complete map and participant booth legend for Geeks' Night Out 2015.

Be sure to check out our Geeks’ Night Out Facebook page during the event for awesome pics of all the action!

Things to know before you go

Can I bring the kids? 

Absolutely! There will be a multitude of activities for the kids to see, do and experience. There are also many activities geared towards adults. Pay attention to the signs to make sure that you and your family pick the activities that are best for you.

How do I get to Tempe City Hall?
City Hall is located on Fifth Street, just east of Mill Avenue. Sixth Street Park is on the east and west sides of City Hall, as well as south of it on Sixth Street. 

The closest parking is the City Hall Garage, just east of Tempe City Hall. It's a pay parking garage but is free for those arriving after 6 p.m. Here's a map of other parking opportunities. 

No-Hassle Arrival
The best way to get to the party is by light rail. Two close stops are Third Street & Mill Avenue and the Transportation Station / ASU Stadium station at Fifth Street & College Avenue.


2014 Geeks' Night Out in review...

TardisPop Culture and Sci Fi
Dr. Who?
Step into a full-size replica of Dr. Who's Tardis, which will be located at the corner of Sixth and Mill in present time, brought to you by Az Tardis.  

Phoenix Comicon Costume Contest + Photo Booth
Dress like your favorite inventor, invention, science project gone wrong, whatever. Show off your Star Trek and Star Wars gear. We want to see your favorite SciFi costume on Mill Avenue! Strut your scientific stuff in front of Tempe City Hall. Prizes!

Comic Book and Graphic Novel Signings
Pop Culture Paradise is bringing several graphic novelists to sign their goods. Their display will be located in the ground floor retail space of the City Hall Parking Garage located on Fifth Street adjacent to Tempe City Hall.

Desert Dolls Roller Derby
Desert Dolls Roller Derby will show how they can thwart gravity. Find them as they roll through our downtown. This year, their kids' division will join them.

Steampunk Addie
The exploits of this doll and her friends make for good, clean, sci-fi fun. Check out this table.  

Herbie the Love Bug
Take a look at this replica of Herbie the Love Bug, built by Jeff Lewis. Learn what it takes to turn a car into a dream car.

Arizona Fun Services

Stop by this locally-owned costume and party store for free cotton candy and prizes. Talk with AZ Fun Staff to plan your next costume or fun event.

Looking for something to read? Something to watch? Something to play? Bookmans has it.  

Tempe Center for the Arts
Learn about the latest Gallery exhibition, "American Pop! From Comic Books to Science Fiction ... and Beyond!" and discover how STEM is used to create art. TCA also offers an amazing online art curriculum that you may like to explore.

Onnie and MayorSCIENCE
Walton Sustainability Solutions Festival
Get your picture taken at the Sustainability Super Hero Photo Booth and learn how you can become a sustainability super hero. Learn about bumble bees and do a craft project using recycled materials.

Dignity Kids
Feel the power of changing acceleration or changing mass while trying to attempt to break plastic boards of different strength levels. Discover how applied physics create the explosive power of the martial artist.

XPlore BoX 
Build and test BristleBots and learn about XPlore BoX.   

Arizona SciTech Festival
These are the people responsible for the state's festival celebrating all things STEM. Stop by to learn about other great events. 

University of Advancing Technology
Thanks to UAT for this year's fantastic Geeks' Night Out video. Learn how the special effects came to be.  

Rio Salado College
Partnering with ASU and Science Foundation Arizona, Rio Salado College will showcase the careers and science of nanotechnology. Activities will feature remote access to an electron microscope, and a hands-on demonstration of silicon wafers, polymers and dye-sensitized solar cells.

ERIC Knows Recycling
What goes in the blue barrel and what goes in the trash? What happens to an aluminum soda can after you drop it in the recycling bin? Meet ERIC, Tempe’s mobile Educational Recycling Information Center – a 38-foot trailer filled with innovative and interactive opportunities to learn about the recycling cycle.

Ideal Energy
Bringing it's semi-truck of energy conservation tips, the folks at Ideal Energy will be on hand to help you find ways to reduce your power bill.

Tempe High School
Students will demonstrate robotics and a SimCity-like energy game. The HOPE Sophmore Biology team will explain how food is grown and why it is important to eat organic foods. They will also have samples of foods to taste.

McClintock High School
Students will show a sustainability project.

Desert Vista High School Engineering

See engineering projects done by students from robotics to alternative fuel and energy experiments.

Arizona Virtual Academy
Hands-on science fun for the family.

Macaroni Kid
Find new ways to have fun with the family in this publication. Meet the people who put the magazine together.

TD3Tempe Elementary School District #3
Science and technology-inspired projects by students will be on display.

Kid Zone Enrichment Program
The Kid Zone team will have science projects for your family to try their hands at and even some things to take home.

Girl Scouts - Troop 951
Science rules and Troop 951 will have an experiment to share.

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