Festival Week Events

We look forward to your participation in the 2016 Festival Week!
Please click on each listing for full descriptions and registration links.

E.g., 2016-07-24

Thursday - March 3, 2016

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Think, Drink, Science

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering / Ballast Point | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Chemistry, Engineering, Other

Saturday - March 5, 2016

10:00am to 5:00pm

EXPO DAY

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Other

10:00am to 5:00pm

Pre K Zone

Presented by: STEAM Maker Festival | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Engineering, Other, Physics

10:00am to 3:00pm

Recycled Invention Challenge

Presented by: STEAM Maker Festival | Ages: High School | Topics: Ecology, Engineering, Other

Sunday - March 6, 2016

9:00am

Young Scientists: Energy Explorers

Presented by: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Engineering

10:30am to 11:30am

San Diego Junior Theater Behind the Scenes Tour

Presented by: San Diego Junior Theatre Behind the Scenes Tour | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Art, Engineering

1:00pm to 4:00pm

STEM In Your Backyard Vista

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Screening of Cosmos and Sky Watching Party w/ Sky Watcher USA

Presented by: Wavelength Brewing Co | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Astronomy

Monday - March 7, 2016

9:00am to 5:00pm

Senior Mondays

Presented by: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Engineering

10:00am

Fairy Tale STEAM: Three Little Pigs

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

11:00am

Fairy Tale STEAM: Three Little Pigs

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

11:00am to 11:30am

Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

1:00pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Tour

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

2:30pm to 3:30pm

The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

3:30pm to 6:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Beginning Game Development with OctoPro

Presented by: San Diego Central Library | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Computers, Other

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Career Conversations

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

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Suds & Science/Pint of Science: Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs

Presented by: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

Tuesday - March 8, 2016

9:30am to 11:00am

Escondido Police Department Traffic Collision/Crime Scene Investigation

Presented by: Escondido Police Department | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Forensics, Math, Physics

10:00am

Fairy Tale STEAM: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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

11:00am to 11:30am

Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

11:00am

Fairy Tale STEAM: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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

11:30am to 1:00pm

Escondido Police Department Traffic Collision/Crime Scene Investigation

Presented by: Escondido Police Department | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Forensics, Math, Physics

1:00pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Tour

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

2:30pm to 3:30pm

The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

3:00pm to 6:00pm

STEM In Your BackYard Barrio Logan

Presented by: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Biotech, Energy, Other

3:30pm to 6:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Beginning Game Development with OctoPro

Presented by: San Diego Central Library | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Computers, Other

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Career Conversations

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

5:00pm to 7:00pm

San Diego Science Teacher Workshop

Presented by: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

6:00pm to 8:30pm

21+ Science Series – A Scientist and a Mathematician Walk into a Bar: Women in STEM

Presented by: CSU San Marcos | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Women in STEM: Media & Communications

Presented by: SDFSE & Scatena Daniels, YWIB | Ages: High School, College/Beyond | Topics: Art, Other

Wednesday - March 9, 2016

9:30am to 11:00am

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ at The Water Conservation Garden

Presented by: Ms. Smarty-Plants™ & The Magic of Water | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Environment, Other

10:00am

Fairy Tale STEAM: Chicken Little

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

11:00am to 11:30am

Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

11:00am

Fairy Tale STEAM: Chicken Little

Presented by: San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum | Ages: Pre-K | Topics: Engineering, Other

1:00pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Tour

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

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Oceanography

2:30pm to 3:30pm

The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

3:00pm to 6:00pm

STEM In Your BackYard Chula Vista

Presented by: Chula Vista Public Library | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Environment, Math

3:30pm to 6:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Beginning Game Development with OctoPro

Presented by: San Diego Central Library | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Computers, Other

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Career Conversations

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

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Brushes & Beakers: Art Sci in La Jolla

Presented by: SD Wet Labs, SDFSE | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Art, Engineering, Other

Thursday - March 10, 2016

9:30am to 11:00am

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ at The Water Conservation Garden

Presented by: Ms. Smarty-Plants™ & The Magic of Water | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Environment, Other

10:00am

Fairy Tale STEAM: Billy Goats Gruff

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

11:00am to 11:30am

Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

11:00am

Fairy Tale STEAM: Billy Goats Gruff

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

1:00pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Tour

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

2:00pm

Connect a Circuit

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Other

2:30pm

Connect a Circuit

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Other

2:30pm to 3:30pm

The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

3:00pm to 6:00pm

STEM In Your BackYard City Heights

Presented by: STEM In Your Backyard City Heights | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Energy, Engineering, Other

3:00pm

Connect a Circuit

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Other

3:30pm to 6:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Beginning Game Development with OctoPro

Presented by: San Diego Central Library | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Computers, Other

3:30pm

Connect a Circuit

Presented by: San Diego Children's Discovery Museum | Ages: Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Other

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Career Conversations

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

5:30pm to 7:30pm

SUPERHERO 101

Presented by: Leidos | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Other

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Reid Lecture Series Presents "The Mathematics of Voting" by Francis Edward Su

Presented by: CSUSM | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Math

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar: Members of the National Academy of Sciences Edition

Presented by: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Chemistry, Other

Friday - March 11, 2016

11:00am to 11:30am

Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

11:00am to 1:00pm

Clone of Ocean Exploration with Birch Aquarium

Presented by: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Oceanography

1:00pm

Taylor Guitars Factory Tour

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

2:30pm to 3:30pm

The New Children's Museum

Presented by: Innovators Lab: The New Children's Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Engineering, Math

3:30pm to 6:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Beginning Game Development with OctoPro

Presented by: San Diego Central Library | Ages: Middle School, High School | Topics: Art, Computers, Other

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Teen Tech Week: Career Conversations

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

6:30pm to 9:30pm

Fleet Night of Science: Superhero Edition

Presented by: Fleet Night of Science | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

Saturday - March 12, 2016

9:00am

You CAN Do the Rubik's Cube Challenge

Presented by: The Classical Academy | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Math, Other

9:00am to 12:00pm

Science Fun for Kids 9 to 99

Presented by: San Diego Miramar College | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

9:30am

River Bugs Are Cool

Presented by: San Diego River Park Foundation | Ages: Grade School, Middle School | Topics: Education, Entomology, Environment

10:00am to 5:00pm

Aerospace Science & Engineering

Presented by: San Diego Air & Space Museum | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Aerospace Engineering

10:00am to 4:00pm

Super STEM Saturday

Presented by: CSU SM / Classical Academies | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

12:00pm

Saturday Science Club for Girls

Presented by: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

1:00pm to 4:00pm

STEM In Your Backyard Downtown Library

Presented by: Downtown Central Library | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Engineering, Math, Other

7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Story Collider

Presented by: The Story Collider | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Art, Education, Other

Sunday - March 13, 2016

9:00am to 12:00pm

Hack-A-Thon for Health

Presented by: Biocom Institute | Ages: High School, College/Beyond | Topics: Coding

9:30am to 5:00pm

American Chemical Society National Meeting

Presented by: ACS | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Chemistry, Other

10:00am to 3:00pm

Marine Science Day

Presented by: Marine Ecology and Biology Student Association | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Biology, Ecology, Environment

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Imagination Innovation

Presented by: Cymer | Ages: Middle School | Topics: Art, Engineering, Robotics

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Stated Clearly at Stone Brewing Co.

Presented by: Georgia Institute | Ages: College/Beyond | Topics: Oceanography, Other

Saturday - March 19, 2016

9:00am to 2:00pm

SDSU Science & Engineering Sampler

Presented by: San Diego State University College of Sciences and College of Engineering | Ages: Pre-K, Grade School | Topics: Education, Other

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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