Wondering where to take your small fry to experience STEM fun through hands-on science? Here are seven ideas of places that offer education programs for a wide range of ages, many of them ongoing, and two upcoming events you won’t want to miss!
Upcoming Events featuring STEM Fun
Thursday, August 22, 2019 • STEM Day at the State Fair • 8am-5pm • More than 30 exhibitors with hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations. Visitors can drive robots, watch a Physics Force show, try computer coding, explore bioremediation, build model rockets and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, construct a model that survives an earthquake simulator, and more.
Tuesday, August 30, 2019 • Family Fun Night: The Science of Me • 6:30pm-9pm • The Bakken • Hang out with a heart expert, buddy up with a blood scientist, or dive into digestion with leading scientists and engineers who know all about the science of YOU! Hear about what they do, try out activities, and ask questions. This program is sponsored by GSK and offered in partnership with The Franklin Institute. Children Free; Adults Regular Admission
Friday, September 6, 2019 • Star Party: Gas Giants • 8:30pm-10pm • Bell Museum • Learn more about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune and enjoy hands-on activities with the Minnesota Astronomical Society. Galleries are not open during Star Parties. • FREE, Advance registration required. ($5 donations requested)
Saturday, September 28, 2019 • Amazing Animal Robotics Workshop • 1pm – 4pm • Snapology Discovery Center • Build a robotic zoo featuring models with working motors and sensors! Work in teams under guided instructions to build and program LEGO® models. We’ll build 2 different animals as well as their habitats! Great for ages 6-12. • $30 (Snapology is a FFTC Partner company)