U of M Physics Force in Rochester

May 17 - 18, 2018

U of M Physics Force in Rochester


After a great inaugural year last year, the University of Minnesota’s legendary Physics Force is returning to Rochester in May 2018 for another year of shows for schools!

If you’ve never seen a physicist drop 20 feet through thin air while a friend shoots a ball at him from a cannon, or grown men and women shooting streams of toilet paper over an audience with a leaf blower, the University of Minnesota Physics Force has a show for you and your students!

The shows are fun for all ages and are particularly suitable for those older than second grade.

Physics Force Spring Shows
Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive
Rochester, MN


Thursday, May 17, 2018
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Friday, May 18, 2018
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
7 p.m. (public show)

The shows are free, but reservations are required. Shows fill up quickly so reserve seats for your students now!



Watch a highlights video from a recent Physics Force show.


About the Physics Force

The Physics Force is a K-12 outreach program of the University of Minnesota. Over the last 30 years the Physics Force has garnered international recognition and has entertained more than half-million spectators. They have performed variations of their show at Disney’s Epcot Center, on Newton’s Apple, and the Knoff-Hoff Show, a popular German television science program, and locally at various venues, including the Minnesota State Fair. Last year alone 25,000 students and families enjoyed the fun of physics. The Physics Force does things on a grand scale to bring excitement and wonder to the thousands of students who attend our shows every year.

For more information

To learn more, visit the 
Physics Force website.

You can also view many of our demonstrations online.

If you have questions, contact Angie Stehr at stehr002@umn.edu or 612-301-8303.