The Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival is back in person offering eight days of FREE educational events for the whole family. The festival will run from April 30 to May 7 and will culminate with the giant science and technology exhibition at the World Market Center.
From the atomic tests to the construction of the Hoover Dam, Nevada has a rich history in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Today, STEM development continues to thrive in our community – something the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival invites everyone to celebrate.
All events are free and open to the public. Register to reserve your spot; participation is limited and based on availability. Visit www.scifest.vegas for more information.
• April 30: Bio Blitz at Clark County Wetlands Park
• May 1: Science Day Everywhere, over 20 sites across the valley offer special tours, demonstrations and workshops showcasing science and technology in their organizations; full list of events at www.scifest.vegas/science
• May 2: Robotic Advances in Spinal Surgery, with Dr. Kornelis Poelstra, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon and founder of the Robotic Spine Institute in Las Vegas
• May 2: DREAM BIG – STEM Movie Evening with BIG & Digital’s Cinema Learning Challenge
• May 3: Mission to MARS, interactive presentation by Dr. Arya Udry, scientist participating in NASA’s 2020 mission to MARS.
• May 4: May the science be with you, DRI and the National Atomic Testing Museum welcome the community to explore science through the lens of Star Wars
• May 4: Exploring Other Worlds – Panel on Exoplanets, learn more about “other worlds” from a panel of experts on exoplanets.
• May 5: Night at the Planetarium, join the CSN Planetarium and the Astronomical Society of Las Vegas for a fun night of space science and STEM activities.
• May 6: ologist evening at the Las Vegas Museum of Natural History, meet real scientists and discover their career fields
• May 7: Giant Science and Technology Expo at the World Market Center, a FREE full day of one-of-a-kind science and technology experiences and engaging science-themed interactive exhibits and entertainment; the list of exhibitors is available here: www.scifest.vegas/expo-info
It is through the generous support of Clark County School District, Nevada National Security Site, NV Energy, MGM Resorts International Cox, Gene Haas Foundation, Cox Communications and Arcata Associates Inc. that the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival is possible.
The festival is presented by the Las Vegas Natural History Museum in conjunction with the Clark County School District, the Desert Research Institute and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.