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Family SCIFest at Children’s Museum Tucson
February 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Discover science fun with Family SCIFest. Science is everywhere at Children’s Museum Tucson, and onSaturday, Feb. 20, we’re sharing our love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) with everyone!
Family SCIFest, a day of demonstrations, exhibits and hands-on experiments at the Children’s Museum Tucson, is a signature event of the Arizona SciTech Festival. It’s a day that encourages kids and parents to explore STEM in our daily lives and find the science that is all around us. Family SCIFest activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the Museum and courtyard, as well as on the lawn along Sixth Avenue. Museum admission will be FREE all day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Family SCIFest is geared for families and children of all ages to explore STEM and how much fun science can be. Children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations, activities and experiments in aerospace, astronomy, biology, ecology, engineering and environmental sciences as well as mathematics and physics. Want to know how far a marshmallow will fly? Our own Family Brain Boosters will be out with catapults to launch your curiosity and send those bonbons skyward.
We’ll have lots of guests, too, sharing their love of science. Participating guest organizations for Family SCIFest include: 501st Rebel Legion, Academies of Math and Science, Arizona SciTech, Arizona Virtual Academy, Dignity Kids, Pima Air & Space Museum, Pima for Kids /Teen Scene, Physics Factory, SARSEF and UA Lunar & Planetary Laboratory.
Students from the Children’s Museum Tucson’s I am a Scientist! afterschool program, made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services, will also be sharing what they’ve learned.
Special thanks to participating sponsors Pima County JTED, Sonoran Science Schools, Texas Instruments, Tucson Electric Power and Tucson Unified School District.
Free admission for the Family SCIFest is made possible through the financial support of our presenting sponsors, FastMed Urgent Care and Tucson Electric Power, and supporting sponsors Creativity Garden, Madden Media, Pima County JTED, Sonoran Schools, Target, Texas Instruments and Tucson Unified School District.
The Children’s Museum Tucson offers hands-on STEM-based learning every day with exhibits such as Investigation Station, Build It!, Techtopia and Bodyology. Our exclusive weekly Family Brain Boost, Roll-Out Science and Wee Explore programs give kids and families opportunities to experience science in a fun, hands-on way.