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Event Details

Expo Information


Dates: April 26 & 27, 2014
Times both days: 9am-6pm
Free of charge and open to all ages!

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See our FAQ's to get all your questions answered.

View Festival Expo Map.
Download full Expo Program.
Download the Layar App prior to going to the Expo to take advantage of our augmented reality features.

We still need Volunteers: click here to find out more!

how to get there


The Expo will take place at the

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mount Vernon Place (between 9th and 7th Streets NW on L Street NW)

We strongly suggest to use public transportation. The Green and Yellow line Mt. Vernon Square/7th St Convention Center Metro Stop exits into the Convention Center. Click here to view interactive Metro map.

Or reserve your Parking Spot with Parking Panda

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Book a Hotel Room with one of our Partner Hotels.

What To Expect


More than 3000 fun, hands-on activities for all ages.

Over 150 stage shows, including music, magic, comedy and more.

A Career Pavilion and College Fair for high-school students

A Book Fair with over 25 Featured Authors.

Create your personal Stage Show Schedule here

Create your personal list of must-see exhibits here

 

EXHIBITS

Exhibits

 

Explore science and engineering with over 3000 fun, hands-on activities grouped into 16 different Pavilions, such as Astronomy and Space Exploration, Earth Sciences, Energy, Health and Medicine, Sustainability and more. Pilot a plane at one of Lockheed Martin’s flight simulators, take a trip to Antarctica, watch 3D printers in action, explore solar flares and sunspots, check out the Girl Zone in the National Security Pavilion or get an early jump on your STEM career preparation in the Career Pavilion. Other highlights include exhibits by NASA, the National Academies, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.  Click here to view a list of all Exhibits and to create your personal list of must-see exhibits.

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Stage Shows

Stage Shows

 

Choose from over 150 stage shows featuring They Might Be Giants, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Miss California Crystal Lee, ZOZI Extreme Sports Champions, Danica McKellar, Apollo Robbins, Nate Ball, and many more. In addition, meet and hear these and other prominent science  and engineering authors at the Festival’s Book Fair: Alan Kurzweil (Potato Chip Science); Megan McDonald (Stink Solar System Superhero); George D. Morgan (Rocket Girl), Tammy Enz (Batman Science), David Aquilar (Alien World), Jason Chin (Gravity) and Art Benjamin (Secrets of Mental Math). Click here to view all Stage Shows and create your personal schedule.

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Please help us re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in the sciences and engineering.

The Festival is organized by Science Spark, a 501(c)3 non-profit science outreach organization, and is funded through corporate sponsorships, government grants, and private donations.

 


 

 

Volunteer

Volunteer at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival


Sign Up to Volunteer for the X-STEM Symposium, Sneak Peek Friday and the EXPO now! Pick your own job and shift on our Volunteer Opportunities page. Positions are going quickly. We also have opportunities to volunteer with groups of 10 or more on Sneak Peek Friday and Expo weekend. Shifts begin as early as Tuesday, April 22nd to Sunday, April 27th. Volunteers will receive a FREE Festival T-­shirt and are critical to the success of the Festival. Click here to view current volunteer opportunities.  Tell your friends to volunteer with you!

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About

Celebrate science!

The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the US, features nationwide contests and school programs, including our popular 'Nifty Fifty' science speaker program - presented by InfoComm International. The Festival culminates in a Grand Finale Expo on April 26-27, 2014, with the US News STEM Solutions Conference on April 23-25, and Sneak Peek Friday - presented by the Department of Defense - on April 25. New this year: X-STEM - presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - an Extreme STEM Symposium for students on April 24.

science festival Highlights

Watch our highlight video reel to see what the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival was all about.

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latest News

There's Still Time to Register for… School groups, homeschoolers and military families are invited to get a "Sneak Peek" at the Festival's Expo on April 25, 2014! Click here to register...
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