Nearly two years after the walls came tumbling down at Millikan Hall at Pomona College, town and gown celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated Physics and Math Building. From 2:00-7:00 on Saturday, kids of all ages toured the building as well as the playground with physics experiments readily experienced with a teeter totter, swings and a merry-go-round where one must figure out how to throw a ball to someone on the other side while in motion. (It’s harder than it looks!)
Various musical acts provided outdoor entertainment, starting with Taiko drummers.
Faculty and staff, as well as spouses, were on hand to guide people to various locations. If you didn’t know that the 3D printer was on the lower level, you might miss it…. We did not.
Although we had hoped to see the planetarium show, we were not at the right place at the right time for tickets. The theater only holds 33 people, and the interest was great, the lines too long. We hope that since we have friends in the right places, we might be able to see it another time.
Although we left before the food trucks were in full swing, we did get a look at the choices and the tables set up in the shade (even though the weather was perfect).