For over 50 years, Caltech has offered a gateway to science and cultures through a wide variety of public programs in the arts and sciences. Through public events, Caltech Presents annually offers more than 100 professional concerts, theater, family programs, lectures and films in Beckman and Ramo auditoriums, and on the Beckman Mall.
Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series
Caltech's commitment to education for the general public is demonstrated by the free Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series, in which faculty members report on topics of current interest and research, and the Reel Science and Science Saturdays programs, for school-aged children and their families. These programs combine high-definition science and nature films on a variety of topics with discussions led by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
Coleman Chamber Music Series
Caltech also provides the Coleman Chamber Music Series and various performances by Caltech's student musical and dramatic groups. Students in the community have the opportunity to experience the world through the arts in outreach programs that include collaborations with the Pasadena Unified School District and Theatreworks/USA, as well as other organizations.