Posted by: Amber E. Hopkins-Jenkins | April 13, 2016

Kids Activities Planned Throughout Rutgers Day 2016

Alum Michael Gellis and children pose outside the Big Ten tent

Rutgers alumnus Michael Gellis and his children pose near the Big Ten tent during Rutgers Day.

Rutgers Day is the perfect outing for families with children of all ages.

Not only will the Department of English host a marathon reading of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz on Voorhees Mall at the Rutgers University-New Brunswick location, but there will also be puppet shows at 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m. Your kids can also become a living work of art courtesy of face painters from the Center for Latino Arts and Culture and Zimmerli Art Museum.

Over on Cook/Douglass, your children can build their own bugs with Rutgers microbiologists and use recycled materials for craft projects with 4-H Youth Development near Passion Puddle. Don’t forget the entomologists and their ever-popular cockroach races on Red Oak Lane.

The Office of Information Technology invites you to create a comic strip near the Loree Building before you visit the petting zoo in the farm area of Cook/Douglass campus to spend time with piglets and lambs. The Companion Animal Club will also have service dogs-in-training on site.

Physicians assistant Danielle Morris demonstrates brain surgery

Physician’s Assistant Danielle Morris coaches a young visitor through “brain surgery” during Rutgers Day.

Your family can fly a quadcopter drone, create your own ooey-gooey slime, or “gak” as the Society of Women Engineers calls it, or get a health exam for your favorite (stuffed) furry friend from Rutgers medical students on Busch. You can also have your photo taken at the New Jersey Medical School Doctor for a Day booth.

Up in Newark, you and your children can recreate the Rutgers University-Newark location with Lego building blocks, drill for “oil” or separate “iron ore” with magnets in a mineral exploration game devised by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. You may also start a personal garden, take your plant home and watch it grow.

In Camden, Rutgers Law School will have a judge’s bench, robes, and a gavel for little, future legal minds. Jumpstart will encourage younger children’s alphabet knowledge skills with literacy development games.

Share all your fun using #RutgersDay on social media. You can also upload your photos using the Donate a Photo app; Johnson & Johnson will give $1 to Rutgers to support need-based scholarships for students in health care-related fields.

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