2017 Festival Week Events

ALL FESTIVAL WEEK EVENTS will take place RAIN or SHINE!

Volunteer Opportunities

We look forward to your participation in the 2017 Festival Week!
Please click on each listing for full descriptions and registration links.

Thursday - March 2, 2017

9:00am to 10:00am

Young Scientists Session 6

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Education

11:00am to 1:00pm

San Diego Public Library's Spring into STEAM Kickoff

Presented by: San Diego Public Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Education, Entomology

5:00pm to 7:30pm

Vista Unified School District 4th Annual STEM Fest!

Presented by: Vista Unified School District | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Art, Astronomy, Biology

Saturday - March 4, 2017

8:00am to 4:00pm

UC Health Hack 2017

Presented by: University of California San Diego Health | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biotech, Coding, Computers

9:00am to 3:00pm

Expanding Your Horizons Conference for Girls

Presented by: Expanding Your Horizons, San Diego | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Chemistry, Coding

10:00am to 4:00pm

Innovators Lab at The New Children's Museum

Presented by: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Engineering, Physics

10:00am to 5:00pm

EXPO Day at PETCO Park

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Anthropology

Sunday - March 5, 2017

11:00am to 1:00pm

Reptile STEAM

Presented by: EcoVivarium | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

1:00pm to 5:00pm

STEM In Your Backyard: Vista

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Art

Monday - March 6, 2017

9:30am to 5:00pm

Senior Mondays at the Fleet Science Center

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy, Education, Energy

10:00am to 11:00am

SDCDM Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM Workshop - The Gingerbread Man

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

10:30am to 11:30am

Sharp Minds Lecture Series

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Energy, Other, Physics

11:00am to 1:00pm

Ocean Science Exploration

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Engineering

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Behind the Scenes Tour

Presented by: Taylor Guitars | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Engineering

3:00pm to 5:30pm

Design & Build a Physical Architectural Model

Presented by: San Diego Public Library | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Engineering

5:15pm to 8:30pm

STEAM Maker Open House

Presented by: STEAM Maker | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Anthropology

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Suds & Science

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Ecology, Environment, Oceanography

Tuesday - March 7, 2017

10:00am to 12:00pm

SDCDM Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM Workshop-Little Red Riding Hood

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Behind the Scenes Tour

Presented by: Taylor Guitars | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Engineering

3:30pm to 6:30pm

STEM In Your Backyard: Barrio Logan

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Art

5:30pm to 7:00pm

CSUSM Department of Physics Speaker Series

Presented by: California State University San Marcos | Ages: High School, College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Astronomy

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Think, Drink, Science

Presented by: Biocom Institute in partnership with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

Wednesday - March 8, 2017

9:30am to 11:30am

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Field Trip at The Water Conservation Garden

Presented by: Water Conservation Garden | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Ecology, Environment, Other

10:30am to 12:00pm

SDCDM Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM Workshop-Three Billy Goats Gruff

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Behind the Scenes Tour

Presented by: Taylor Guitars | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Engineering

3:30pm to 6:30pm

STEM In Your Backyard: Chula Vista

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Art, Astronomy

3:30pm to 5:30pm

Bee Builders

Presented by: San Diego Public Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Biology, Education, Engineering

4:30pm to 6:30pm

De-Bugging Coding

Presented by: San Diego Public Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Coding, Computers, Education

5:00pm to 6:00pm

San Diego County Credit Union Biz Kid$ Bash

Presented by: San Diego County Credit Union | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Education, Math, Other

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Brushes & Beakers

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Art, Biology, Chemistry

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Two Cybersecurity Experts Walk into a Bar.....

Presented by: California State University San Marcos | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Coding, Computers, Other

6:30pm to 8:30pm

From the Highest Mountains to the Deepest Seas: Understanding Adaptations to Low Oxygen

Presented by: Taste of Science San Diego | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Environment, Medicine

Thursday - March 9, 2017

10:30am to 12:00pm

SDCDM Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM Workshop-Jack and the Beanstalk

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Behind the Scenes Tour

Presented by: Taylor Guitars | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Engineering

3:30pm to 6:30pm

STEM In Your Backyard: Alpine

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Art, Astronomy

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sweetwater UHSD Family STEAM Night

Presented by: Sweetwater Union High School District | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Biotech, Chemistry

5:30pm to 9:30pm

Two Scientists—Special Edition: A Scientist and an Artist Walk Into a Bar

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biology, Biotech, Chemistry

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Maker Technology Course

Presented by: STEAM Maker | Ages: Educator Specific | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Art, Biotech

Friday - March 10, 2017

9:00am to 2:00pm

Rubik's® Cube Competition

Presented by: CSUSM | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Math

9:00am to 3:00pm

River Kids Discovery Days

Presented by: San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

10:00am to 12:00pm

SDCDM Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM Workshop-Chicken Little

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Art, Education, Engineering

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Behind the Scenes Tour

Presented by: Taylor Guitars | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Engineering

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Fleet Night of Science—Detectives vs. Engineers

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond (21+) | Topics: Biotech, Engineering, Forensics

Saturday - March 11, 2017

9:00am to 3:00pm

River Kids Discovery Days

Presented by: San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Animals, Art, Biology

9:00am to 12:00pm

Science Fun for kids 9-99!

Presented by: San Diego Miramar College | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Astronomy, Biology, Biotech

10:00am to 4:00pm

Super STEM Saturday

Presented by: California State University San Marcos | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Anthropology

10:00am to 3:30pm

San Diego Citizen Science Expo 2017

Presented by: San Diego Citizen Science Network | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Animals, Biology, Chemistry

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Saturday Science Club for Girls: St. Patrick’s Day Science

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Chemistry, Energy, Other

1:00pm to 5:00pm

STEM in Your Backyard: Lakeside

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Art

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Imagination Innovation

Presented by: Cymer/ASML | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Art, Chemistry, Computers

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Paper Insects

Presented by: San Diego Public Library | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Education, Math

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate International Pi Day

Presented by: Renaissance Village Academy | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Math

3:00pm to 5:00pm

De-Bugging Coding

Presented by: San Diego Public Library | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Coding, Computers

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Spring Public Girl Scout Sleepover

Presented by: Girl Scouts | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Chemistry, Education

Sunday - March 12, 2017

11:00am to 1:00pm

The Science and Engineering of Lowriders

Presented by: Fleet Science Center | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Engineering, Math

Saturday - March 18, 2017

9:00am to 2:00pm

SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler

Presented by: San Diego State University | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Animals, Astronomy

Engage and encourage kids in science and engineering and work with parents and teachers to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovators.

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