The Flagstaff Festival of Science is celebrating 25 years of discovery with “A Grand Adventure” for science lovers throughout the community. 

Adventurers of all ages are invited to the 10-day festival from Sept. 19 – 28 to explore more than 80 free events around the city that delve into mysteries of life on Earth.

It all kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium, with a keynote presentation by Paul Keim, Regents’ professor of biology at NAU. Keim will discuss his genetics research and how the ability to break down DNA is rapidly changing human health.

The annual NAU Science and Engineering Day will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the High Country Conference Center and Wettaw Biology/Biochemistry buildings. Led by NAU faculty and students, the event will feature a series of hands-on experiences including an earthquake simulation, examinations of creepy crawlers, physics and chemistry magic shows and more.

All events are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule and to print out the passport brochure, click here.