USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Even Bill Nye will be at the Expo! Read more here.

The first USA Science & Engineering Festival will take science out of the lab and onto D.C.’s National Mall this weekend: October 23rd and 24th. The free, two-day expo will feature over 1500 fun, hands-on science activities and over 75 stage shows and performances on four stages.

The family-friendly festival hosts a PBS Kid-Zone, activities including birdhouse building and Rubik’s Cube solving, and much more. Making it easy on parents seeking age-appropriate activities, the festival’s exhibit-finder sorts by age-group.

The expo will be held in Washington D.C. in the following locations:

* National Mall between 1st and 7th Streets including the Capitol Reflecting Pool Lawn;
* 4th Street between Madison and Jefferson;

* Freedom Plaza;

* Pennsylvania Ave between 12th and 14th Streets;
Wilson Plaza;

* Mellon Auditorium;

* Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Baird Auditorium (stage shows only)

Free shuttle service will be provided between festival venues, most of which are an easy walk from several metro stations. Click here to download a map.

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, will appear at noon on Sunday at Freedom Plaza when the Planetary Society presents Solar Sailing.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a grassroots collaboration of over 500 of the nation’s leading science organizations and has a bipartisan Honorary Congressional Host Committee with over 100 Members supporting its efforts. Find out more.

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