Skip to main content

Snakes alive! It's the finale of Night of the Open Door

Tempe campus wraps up annual open house with music, creatures, cultures and learning

Hands on snake

February 26, 2017

For five evenings over the course of February, the public was invited onto Arizona State University's campuses for Night of the Open Door to see what each has to offer in the form of interactive games, informative displays and plenty of fun. This weekend was the big finale, with scores of activities across the Tempe campus. 

Scroll down for video and photos of the fun.

Learners of all ages found animals, art, meteorites, medieval swordfights, science and spectacles as they explored the largest of ASU's campuses.

Check out the Night of the Open Door at the earlier events this month: 

The fun and learning aren't over

Night of the Open Door may be finished for this year, but ASU's campuses still offer lots of talks, demonstrations, film screenings and more — many of which are free and open to the public. Visit the ASU Events site at for more information.

And each autumn, ASU's Homecoming celebration welcomes the public onto the Tempe campus, where more than 100 departments and organizations offer interactive fun and learning. See scenes from the 2016 event here

More Arts, humanities and education


Man standing in a hallway smiling for the camera with his hands in his pockets.

Community-based history project expands to include stories of East Valley veterans

Thanks to Arizona State University Assistant Professor Rafael Martinez’s community-based history project, the full picture of the East Valley’s rich history is becoming clearer. After “Querencia:…

Portrait of ASU Regents Professor Jonathan Bate

Professor's expertise in Shakespeare leads to top faculty honor

 Jonathan Bate has played many parts — scholar of Shakespeare, author, professor, actor, director, playwright, critic, poet, radio presenter and one of the creators of the relatively new discipline…

Lineup of students playing snare drums outside

ASU shows high school students how they can stay connected to the arts

Nearly 200 high school students immersed themselves in the arts during Herberger Institute Day on Arizona State University's the Tempe campus on Wednesday. The annual day of workshops and…