News & Events

Neighborhood U features PlantMaker Studio with arboretum experts—1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 14

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum staff will host a PlantMaker Studio, a hands-on experience that encourages nature exploration through crafts involving plants. This Neighbohood U session will feature activities inspired by Chinese and Japanese ink brush paintings.  The event is from 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14 and is free and open to all ages.

UROC's Northside Family Finances Open House—5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29 


Financial experts from the University of Minnesota Extension's Family Resiliency Team will be on hand at UROC to offer tips on credit and debt management, budgeting, navigating college expenses, and more . The Neighborhood U event is geared toward teens and adults and is free and open to the public. 

U of M's Solar-powered Race Car to visit UROC—3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16

Get up close to the University's EOS II —a super sleek, solar powered race car designed by University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering students.  On hand will be University Professor Sam Mukasa, special assistant for STEM initiatives in the University’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, to talk with visitors about the University's Solar Vehicle Project and solar race car.

Neighborhood U kicks off April 28 with deep space ExploraDome

Journey into deep space in the Bell Museum's ExploraDome at UROC's Neighborhood U from 2:30 to 4:30, Saturday April 28 at UROC. The mobile planetarium offers immersive tours of space, including real pictures taken by the Mars Curiosity rover. Shows start approximately every 20 minutes. The event is free and open to the public.