Save the date and join us for the 4th Annual Geeks' Night Out -
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.We are working hard to make the 2015 event geek-tacular! Please check back in December for more details.
Host a booth at Geeks' Night Out
Booth space for Geeks' Night Out is free for companies who have interactive displays for STEM and SciFi/Pop Culture themed booths and activities. Last year, there were more than 40 free things to do. We want to top that! Click here to submit your booth request form. Have questions? Please contact Robert Cox at 480-815-0227 or Robert.Cox@asu.edu.
Things to know before you goCan I bring the kids?
Absolutely! There are a multitude of activities for the kids to see, do and experience. Tempe Elementary School District, 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.
What types of activities did the 2014 Geeks' Night Out included?
Pop Culture and Sci Fi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find new ways to have fun with the family in this publication. Meet the people who put the magazine together.
Tempe 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.