Night of the Open Door continues in Glendale with CSI, chocolate, creepy-crawlies and more
Arizona State University's Night of the Open Door — five free open houses over the month of February — continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where the rain held off as visitors learned about forensics, the neuroscience of chocolate, black widow spiders and other subjects.
Scroll down to see video and photos from the event.
Young visitors tried their hand at an Army ROTC pull-up challenge, real-life Angry Birds games, personality tests for future careers, crime-scene investigations and Minecraft fun as the West campus' schools and departments opened their doors to the public to show off ASU's learning spaces.
Check out the Downtown Phoenix campus' Night of the Open Door event on Feb. 3 here — including healthy cooking demos, coral reef exploration, journalism technology of the future and more.
Myra Ramos (left), a senior psychology major who is also a Barrett, the Honors College student, takes a photo with her family (from left) Emanuel, Alexia and Manuel Ramos at ASU's West campus Night of the Open Door.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Ashley Gohr, a librarian in West's Fletcher Library, takes a photo of a family with Minecraft boxes on their heads. Gohr made the Minecraft blocks for a themed photo booth for the Night of the Open Door.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Brenda Pellecer watches as her son Andres completes a personality test to find out what jobs might be ideal for him during Night of the Open Door on the West campus Saturday evening.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
ASU Now writer Scott Seckel helps Alexandra Dinu type out her story during the "Make Headlines and Earn Your Press Badge!" activity at Night of the Open Door on the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Ashley Shaw draws at the creativity station on the West campus' Fletcher Lawn during Night of the Open Door on Saturday.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Seven-year-old Skylar Nun adds to a collaborative art piece with glow-in-the-dark ink in the CLCC courtyard on the West campus. The project was hosted by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Thunderbird campus undergraduate admissions specialist Collin Shepherd does a henna tattoo for 10-year-old Addison Pease on the Fletcher Lawn.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Mason Weckstein plays some oversize chess at the Sun Devil Fitness Center during Night of the Open Door on the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Six-year-old Aiyana Ramirez (center) and her brother Aobaldo, 8, peer at a box where ecology students keep male black widow spiders. ASU students capture live black widow specimens in the wild and currently have about 200.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Parker Schultz laughs as he tries to hit a pig at an Angry Birds game during Night of the Open Door on ASU's West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Xander Villa tries his best to give CPR to a dummy Saturday at the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
From left: Cecilia Fernandez, Ana Maldonado, Valeria Maldonado and Peggy Lam host a trivia game based on international food facts. They created the International Food and Culture Club, which will meet every Wednesday and Thursday beginning Jan. 18.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Destiny Deever tries to walk the line while wearing goggles at the ASU Police Department area during Night of the Open Door on the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Erin Wheeler watches her son Zachary try "altered state" goggles during Night of the Open Door on the West campus.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Zaheem Mitchell tries out a pull-up during Night of the Open Door on Saturday.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Amanda Murau races to blow cards off a table at the West campus' Fletcher Library. Amanda came to the Night of the Open Door event with her aunt, who works with ASU's Global Launch program.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
Ashley Lonier completes her 10th pull-up during Night of the Open Door on Saturday evening.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Professor William Brashears leads a lesson in Chinese at the Global Launch activity during Saturday's Night of the Open Door.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Six-year-old Cora Bloomberg asks a question about blood-testing methods in the crime-scene activity hosted by the School of Mathematic and Natural Sciences. Cora's mother brought her and her brother to the Night of the Open Door for hands-on learning and to discover new interests.Photo by Anya Magnuson/ASU Now
T. A. Burrows performs the opening monologue of the performance "Permanent Collection" during Night of the Open Door on Saturday.Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now
If you missed the fun, don't worry: There are three more free Night of the Open Door events this month:
- Polytechnic campus: 4-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17
- Thunderbird campus: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18
- Tempe campus: 3-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
Read more about what's in store at each campus here, including information on the free app that can help visitors map out the activities they want to visit.
Get free tickets in advance online and enter to win a gift package. Tickets also function as an express pass to collect the free glow wand and event programs at the registration booths once on campus.
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). See photos from the Downtown Phoenix campus event here.
Top photo: Sebastian Flores listens for "Sammy's" breath at the nursing booth during Night of the Open Door on West Campus on Saturday evening. Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now