Science gurus, art enthusiasts and adventure seekers explored labs and classrooms and participated in hands-on activities
Arizona State University's Open Door continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where visitors learned about forensics, toured the biomedical research lab, played games, hung out with Sparky and more.
From the crime-scene lab to the science of neurons, the event gave hundreds of attendees a look at the colleges, schools, programs and student groups that help make ASU the most innovative university in the country.
If you missed the fun, don't worry: There is one more free Open Door event in February: 1–6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Tempe campus.
Marshall King and his sons, Isaac (center) and Aaron (right), pose with Sparky for a photo during Open Door at ASU's West Campus on Saturday.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Kailey (left) and Hailey Scherf take DNA samples with ASU police during Open Door at the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
From left: Mayelin Probst helps Kaylee Davison, Ember Reed, Josalyn McGuire and Alan Swaim make "neurons" out of pipe cleaners during ASU Open Door at the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
College of Nursing and Health Innovation project manager Joe Russo (left) chats with ASU alumnus Jordan Henderson about how "Sammy the Mannequin" works during Open Door at ASU's West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
The Glendale Community College Jazz Ensemble plays under the direction of Dave Schmidt during Open Door at ASU's West campus Saturday.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Cameron Larracas concentrates while playing a real-life "Angry Birds" game during Open Door on Saturday at ASU's West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Olivia Sibrava gets a little help from her mom to complete the ASU Army ROTC pullup challenge during Open Door on Saturday in Glendale.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Rosie Venegas (center) works with (from left) Yamilet Camacho, Damian Venegas and Seidi Venegas on making their own "monsters" out of plastic cups.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASUNow
Maya Garay talks to forensic anthropologist Anthony Falsetti about his work during Open Door at ASU's West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Ashley Shaw peeks into the microscope to look at rat brain cells during Open Door at ASU's West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Christy Scofield and her daughter Ella Scofield (right) laugh as they compare the tendons in her hand, which vary according to your genes.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Nathan Zermeno (left) and Sanidhya Samal try out the human lie detector during Open Door at ASU's West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Check ASU Now after each event for photo galleries and video, and follow along as our crew shows all the fun on Snapchat (search for username: ASUNow).
Video by Krisanna Mowen/ASU
Top photo: Nadav Golden (right) gets a high-five after learning how to perform CPR during Open Door at ASU's West campus on Saturday. Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now