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Family SCIFest offers hours of fun, learning

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January 31, 2018
Family SCIFest offers hours of fun, learning
Free Museum admission on Saturday, Feb. 10
 
Tucson, AZ (Jan. 30, 2018) – Science is everywhere at Children’s Museum Tucson, and on Saturday, Feb. 10, 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, 200 S. Sixth Ave., 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 robotics, astronomy, biology, engineering and environmental sciences as well as mathematics and physics. PBS Kids characters and R2-D2 will be on hand to encourage a love of science (and great photo ops!) in our young visitors.
We’ll have lots of guests, too, sharing their love of science, technology, engineering and math, with everything from live animals to meteorites. Participating guest organizations for Family SCIFest include:  

  • Academies of Math and Science
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-Tucson Section
  • Arizona Project WET
  • Arizona Public Media
  • Arizona SciTech
  • Boy Scouts STEM Scouts
  • CRUSH 1011 Robotics
  • Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
  • International Association of Astronomical Artists
  • Ironwood Tree Experience
  • Mining Foundation of the Southwest
  • OSIRIS-Rex
  • Pima for Kids /Teen Scene
 
  • Pima County Natural Resources
    /Parks & Recreation
  • Planetary Science Institute
  • Play-Well TEKnologies
  • Physics Factory
  • Reid Park Zoo/Nature Play Day
  • SARSEF
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • S.Y.STEM Coalition
  • Tucson Reptile Museum
  • University of Arizona Arnold Lab
  • UA Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • UA Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
  • Western National Parks Association
  • Wildlife Habitat Council


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Special thanks to participating sponsors Learning A-Z, Pima County JTED, Texas Instruments and Tucson Unified School District. 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.
Free admission for the Family SCIFest is made possible through the financial support of our sponsors: Learning A-Z, Madden Media, Pima County JTED, Texas Instruments, Tucson Electric Power 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 Family Brain Boost, Roll-Out Science and Wee Explore programs give kids and families opportunities to experience science in a fun, hands-on way every day of the week.