Night of the Open Door — five free events over the course of February — opens ASU's world to the public and shows off what each campus has to offer. On Friday, the Downtown Phoenix campus had its turn, welcoming visitors to step behind a news anchor desk, handle real body parts, learn about infant health, explore ASU's saltwater-aquarium lab and more.
Here's a glimpse of the fun in photo and video.
Cronkite anchor Troy Lynch explains the TV set and cameras to a tour group in the Cronkite School and Arizona PBS Tour at the Downtown Phoenix campus' Night of the Open Door on Feb. 12. The open house featured events and interactive activities in range of subject areas, including journalism, nursing and science.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Infynity Hill (right) explains to Charlotte Guyot, 14, and her uncle, John Beshears, about the cross-section of a worm at the Downtown Phoenix campus Feb. 12. Hill is a sophomore in exercise science and wellness.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Velia Quihuis helps son Guillermo, 3, with a paper airplane in the Arizona PBS Interactive Studio tour Feb. 12.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Jai Reddy (left), with Swapna Patlolla, tries to listen to the "baby" Josephina's heartbeat in the nursing simulation experience at the Downtown Phoenix campus' Night of the Open Door. Patlolla is a post-graduate Didactic Program in Dietetics student at ASU.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Estella Gabow, 7, works on an owl bookmark in the library at the Downtown Phoenix campus on Night of the Open Door.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Chloe Bouton, 10, of Peoria, looks away as she gets an airbrushed tattoo of a dolphin from artist Jacque Medrano at Night of the Open Door on Feb. 12.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Sydney Files (left); her sister Reegan, 14; and anatomy instructional aide Molly Elkins investigate intestines in the CSI Phoenix tour at the Downtown Phoenix campus' Night of the Open Door. Sydney is a senior in nutrition and is hoping to get her younger sister interested in coming to ASU.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Stephen Semken, 9, of Queen Creek, carefully removes blocks from a tower at the TechShop display in Civic Space Park during Night of the Open Door downtown.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
If you look closely, you can find Nemo. Suhey Ortega checks out the saltwater coral tank in the general biology lab at the Downtown Phoenix campus Feb. 12. Ortega is a freshman in non-profit management and is also getting a minor in sustainability.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Children draw their own houses at the Community Arts Exhibits in the University Center building, as their family members look at the artists' work nearby Feb. 12.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Katherine Kenny, associate dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, talks about careers in nursing with visitors during the Downtown Phoenix campus' Night of the Open Door on Feb. 12.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Michelle Enos (right), a senior in social work and criminal justice, takes a break to make a monster bookmark in the library on the Downtown Phoenix campus Feb. 12.Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now
Check out the West campus' Night of the Open Door on Feb. 7 here — including a forensics crime scene, Rubik's Cube masters, and a dean who isn't afraid to flex some muscle.
If you missed the fun, don't worry: There are three more free Night of the Open Door events this month:
- Polytechnic campus: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19
- Thunderbird campus: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
- Tempe campus: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27
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).