leo long poses in space man cutout at open door

Open Door 2019 takes flight at Polytechnic campus

Crowds of curious children and their families got a chance to peek into Arizona State University's learning spaces on Saturday at the first of four free open houses this month. 

The Polytechnic campus kicked off this year's Open Door with scores of intriguing activities, including an interactive look at thermal imaging cameras, a tour of its robotics labs, turns in the flight simulator, paper rocket launches and, of course, Sparky.

If you missed the fun, don't worry: There are three more free Open Door events:

  • Downtown Phoenix campus: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9
  • West campus: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
  • Tempe campus: 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

Read more about what's in store at each campus here, including information on the free app that can help visitors map out the activities they want to visit. Get free tickets in advance online. 

Video by Jordan Currier/ASU

Check ASU Now after each event for photo galleries and video.

Top photo: Eight-month-old Leo Long could someday pursue a career in space in rockets designed by his parents, both postdoctoral researchers in mechanical engineering at ASU. For now, they'll go with the astronaut photo op at ASU Open Door on Feb. 2. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now