Al Simmons smiling and looking into the camera with families around him.
Photo by Ata Hashemi

Volunteer with us

Please fill in the volunteer interest form and we will contact you when applications for Science Rendezvous 2025 open in the fall.

Volunteer interest form

Interactive booths

To host an activity or booth, please fill out the request form and we will contact you when applications for Science Rendezvous 2025 open.

Request to host a booth or activity

  • Kids making bubbles with a bubble machine.
  • Are you looking for family-friendly science activities?

    We have over 60 interactive science booths and there is so much to explore with your family. Join us to create a memorable weekend.

  • Two kids looking at a volunteer explaining a topic.
  • Test your luck with Plinko, see glowing uranium glass, learn about birds, satellites, rockets and much more! Covering all areas of science, technology, engineering and math, you can wander wherever your curiosity takes you.

2023/2024 A glance back

A light brown stone on white sand.

Sensory Friendly Quiet Space

Science Rendezvous is a busy event that can be overwhelming. We have set aside a room where anyone needing a few minutes of quiet is welcome to sit and relax until they are ready to explore some more!

Kids and parents sitting on the ground at The Quad at UM.

Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Show

Hear about wildlife rehabilitation taking place right here in Manitoba from the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

A scientist with a lab coat showing a participant how to do a physics experiement.

Physics Show

Experience the wonder of physics from a safe distance! Beds of nails, falling objects, liquid nitrogen and Tesla coils! You’ll never know what might appear next!

Scientist showing a chemistry experiment with a balloon.

Chemistry Show

Young and old will be captivated by the educational experiments safely performed by our chemists in residence.

Planetarium show.

Planetarium Show

Don’t worry about staying up late to see the wonders of the night sky. Sit back and relax as you are led on a sky tour of some of the most popular constellations and sights in the sky.

Planetarium show with people and volunteers present.

Sensory Friendly Planetarium Show

This is a special time in the planetarium set aside for those who may feel overwhelmed in a regular planetarium show. The planetarium will be quiet, the lights left on slightly, and the dome covered with a moving background of stars.

A kid looking at a microscope.

Cells to Ecosystems

Explore all aspects of the biological sciences, from plants to animals, and everything in between! Try out the tools used by scientists in a real university lab! Microscopes, models and much more.

A kid and an adult looking at fossils behind a glass.

Cretaceous Menagerie

Explore the landscape, dinosaurs and rocks, that made up our past at the Ed Leith Cretaceous Menagerie!

2024 Participating faculties

2024 Community organizations

Past highlights

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Science Rendezvous event cancelled

UM is aware of plans for a protest at the Fort Garry campus on May 11. As this may impact access to campus and available parking, organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel Science Rendezvous.

We extend gratitude to all planners and volunteers and to all the community members who have made this event a success year after year.

Planning for the 2025 Science Rendezvous event will begin in the coming months as we remain dedicated to delivering an exceptional community experience.