The Museum of Science & History (MoSH) is gearing up for its second annual STEAMFest, a hands-on showcase of STEAM-based careers for Memphis students of all ages. Local school groups will be attending pre-festival activities from Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 21, before the main event on Saturday, Oct. 22; it’s Saturday’s event that opens to the general public.
STEAMFest will feature demonstrations and exhibits from local businesses, fun STEAM-based activities for families, and on-site food trucks. (Photo: MoSH)What it is:
The MoSH STEAMFest will celebrate and advocate for learning STEAM subjects and their potential for rewarding careers; the STEAM acronym stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. The festival will host local companies and organizations to showcase how STEAM is integral to what they do and what they want to accomplish, hopefully inspiring the next generation along the way. The event is sponsored by the Indian Community Fund of Greater Memphis
STEAMFest will feature demonstrations and exhibits from local businesses, fun STEAM-based activities for families, and on-site food trucks. Activities include Pendulum Painting, Exploding Pumpkins, Balloon Zipline Races, and more. Lichterman Nature Center will bring some of their animals on site, as well.
When and where:
STEAMFest 2022 is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at MoSH Central/Pink Palace. The event is free to attend with general admission.
Why it’s important:
“STEAM subjects are not only an important element in the education of our young people, but a crucial hiring need for both Memphis businesses and nonprofits,” says Kevin Thompson, Executive Director of MoSH. “We are grateful that the business and nonprofit communities of Memphis and the surrounding area are as passionate as we are about STEAM subjects and careers and are coming together for this special week of programming for students of all ages.”
Visit the Museum of Science & History online for up-to-date information about the day’s events.