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San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering's Expo Day Returns March 2

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering's Expo Day Returns March 2

The annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering kicks off Saturday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with Expo Day at a new venue. Snapdragon Stadium will host dozens of new and returning hands-on learning experiences, interactive activities, and experiments.

Hundreds of San Diego area businesses, schools, libraries, and museums will provide fun activities to inspire kids (and kids at heart!) to engage in all things science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). The San Diego County Office of Education will be there with an esports booth where students can play Minecraft and learn about jobs and career paths associated with esports.

Attendees of all ages are welcome to the event, which is free and open to the public. From math raps sung by The Music Notes to a Rainforest Rescue from the Zovargo Animal Show, there is STEAM fun for everyone. Other notable events include a High-Temperature Fusion show from General Atomics, Ms.Smarty-Plants cooling the climate, an SD Mad Science Fire and Ice performance, Fleet Science Center’s spectacle: Don't Try This at Home, a special STEMusic performance by Roy Moye, and a TEDxKids@ElCajon presentation.

For little learners, a pre-K zone will feature engaging activities. Kids of all ages will enjoy virtual reality experiencing, making slime, playing with robots, learning about underwater sea life, testing electric bikes, and many more STEAM exhibits.

A brand-new College and Career Connections Pavilion will connect local high school and middle school students with higher education and industry partners, including San Diego State University, Cal State University San Marcos, Point Loma Nazarene University, National University, Cuyamaca College, Miramar College, Southwestern College, and more.

Another new feature – the Art Pavilion – will showcase the creative work of students and community groups. Explore the powerful synergy between science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics and find out how the A in STEAM enriches the STEAM narrative and fosters innovation and inclusivity.

The festival inspires the curious young minds of today's tinkerers, explorers, stargazers, and adventurers to become tomorrow's San Diego STEAM leaders. Check out for a complete list of activities and “know before you go” tips. Be sure to plan ahead; Snapdragon Stadium has a clear-bag policy.

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