Seasonal Fun & Special Events
Seasonal Fun & Special Events
2020 Arizona SciTech Festival Top Picks
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STEAM Fest: March 4, 3:30-5:30pm. Explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun experiments, games, and demonstrations. Pick up a STEAM passport at this completely free family event and have it stamped at over 20 booths featuring exciting hands-on activities. Avondale Civic Center Library, 11350 W. Civic Center Dr., Avondale. avondalelibrary.org
Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead: March 4, 3:30-4:30pm. You’ve Got to Move It Move It! Create your own inertia zoom tube and witness the effects of force through experimentation. Ages 7–11. **Space is limited, so please see a staff person prior to the start of the program to pick up a ticket which will be your registration. Palomino Library, 12575 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale. scottsdale.libnet.info/event
STEAMtastic: March 5, 5-10pm. Join PVCC at Black Mountain for an evening celebrating science and technology in our everyday lives through fun, hands-on activities for all ages. Activities will showcase science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, music, and much more. After 7:00pm the outside lights will be turned off for our Star Party in the Astronomy Observatory. Explore the night sky through high-powered telescopes with the help of PVCC Astronomy faculty and the Phoenix Astronomical Society. Event Activities include Glow in the Dark Experiments, Potato Launcher, Dry Ice Bubbles, Alka Seltzer Rockets and local community members and businesses showing science in everyday life. PVCC at Black Mountain 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale. paradisevalley.edu/black-mountain/steamtastic
Canyon Ridge STEM Festival: March 7, 10am-2pm.The Canyon Ridge STEM Festival is a community event that allows local families to experience STEM in an interactive setting. Teachers and students will be present to share their knowledge of STEM and guests will participate in activities that incorporate various aspects of STEM. With over 40 vendors and STEM related activities, children of all ages will be able to participate in hands on experiences that will enhance their understanding of STEM. Free. Canyon Ridge School, 17359 W. Surprise Farms Loop North, Surprise.
STEAM Saturday: March 7, 2-3:30pm. Children accompanied by a favorite grownup can learn and experiment with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities. Enjoy a movie, make creative art projects, join in a science experiment, or build your own design. Each week will be something new! Yucca Library, 5648 N 15th Ave., Phoenix. Free. phoenixpubliclibrary.org
8th Annual STEM expo @ the Hope Run: March 8, 7:30-10:30am. Dust off your running shoes and get ready for this annual run supporting education for children. Join in and support local STEM clubs, robotics clubs, books & scholarships for children. All proceeds support US based non-profits working for children. Visit STEM booths with hands-on STEM activities, Intel, Waymo, ASU, local robotics teams and many more. STEM event is free to attend. Kiwanis Park North Soccer Field, 95 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe. Runners can get $5 OFF race fee with discount code: INTEL. Register at: educationempowers.org/stem_expo__the_annual_hope_run_10k5k1mile
Community YMCA Day with STEM Activities: March 14, 9am-12pm. STEM activity and Free day at the Y. Bring the whole family to experience STEM and enjoy your local Valley of the Sun YMCA. Free. Find your local Y at: valleyymca.org/about-your-y/locations
Ancient Technology Day: Prehistoric & Historic: March 14, 9am-3pm. Join Pueblo Grande Museum for a day of fun! Try your hand at tossing an atlatl (spear), discover the art and process of pottery making, basket weaving, loom spinning, flint knapping, and more! Taste roasted agave, cooked in the traditional way in an underground oven, and purchase some frybread for lunch. Free arts and crafts activities are available for the kids! Enjoy various cultural, historic, and technology demonstrations throughout the day as well. Tours of the archaeological site, the Park of Four Waters, and artifact show-and-tell stations will also be available throughout the day. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix. pueblogrande.com
Geeks’ Night Out: March 18, 4:30-7:30pm. The City of Tempe has partnered with the Arizona SciTech Festival to present this annual event. This fusion of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) is an experience not to be missed. Enthusiasts and geeks of all ages are invited to discover the science at this free, family-friendly event. Enjoy a variety of interactive STEAM displays and hands-on activities hosted by students from local Tempe elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, as well as the local business sector. Free. Tempe Community Complex, 3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe. tempe.gov/geeks
Arizona Parenting’s 14th Annual Camp & Summer Expo: March 28, 10am-3pm. Families are invited to come and meet with a huge variety of camps: STEM, performing arts, educational, sports, traditional day, animal-related day and/or overnight camps and lock-down your summer schedule! Kids can participate in camp experiences, such as: zip lining, Euro-bungee, rock wall climbing, arts & crafts and much more. The kids will enjoy the activities while parents get the opportunity to meet one-on-one with some of the best camp and summer programs around! Admission and many activities are free, a $3 activity band is required for unlimited use of zip line, euro-bungee, rock wall and bounce houses which can be purchased at the Arizona Parenting table the day of the event. Arizona Boardwalk Courtyard, 9500 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale. azparenting.com/camp-expo
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