Annual event offers nine days of free STEM activities, experiences, resources, and career opportunities for children and their families to explore throughout Clark County
Las Vegas – April 12, 2023 – The Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival returns to the Las Vegas Valley with nine days of FREE educational events for the whole family. Kicking-off April 28, the festival features over 40 events and concludes with a Giant Science and Technology Expo at the World Market Center on May 6.
The annual community event, presented by the Las Vegas Natural History Museum in collaboration with the Clark County School District, strives to spark students' curiosity and inspire them to explore careers in STEM by highlighting the unique science, technology, engineering, and math programming within our community.
All week long, school-aged children and their families can enjoy a variety of activities including interactive presentations, hands-on technology workshops, STEM movie nights, and behind-the-scenes tours of popular local attractions such as Shark Reef and the Bellagio fountains. Those unable to attend the activities during the week can visit the Giant Science and Technology Expo for a full day of unique and engaging science-themed experiences and educational entertainment like robotics demonstrations, meet and greets with animals and local scientists, as well as a chance to see some of the giant fossils discovered right here in Nevada.
“Nevada has such a rich history when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math,” said Alexandra Liebman, director of the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival. “Since 2011, we’ve been able to showcase various STEM projects, companies, and groups throughout town. Whether they’re hosting an event or are exhibiting at the Giant Science and Technology Expo, the Festival is a great opportunity for businesses to get involved and offer resources, activities, and opportunities for our youth to learn more about their organization, what they do, and the science or technology they utilize.”
New this year, the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival will award $1,000 to the CCSD school that has the most students and families attend the Giant Science and Technology Expo.
All festival events are free and open to the public. Registration is now open and required as participation for some events is limited and based on availability.
The 2023 Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival is made possible by the generous support of Clark County School District, Nevada National Security Site, NV Energy, MGM Resorts International, Gene Haas Foundation, Cox Communications, Arcata Associates Inc., and NVigate, powered by the Nevada State Treasurer's Office.
Below is a sampling of the scheduled events, for a full listing visit www.scifest.vegas.
Started in 2011, the annual Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival has quickly become the largest educational event in Nevada. Through engaging and educational programming, the Festival strives to spark curiosity and highlight the amazing science, technology, engineering, and math taking place right here in our community. The Festival makes science fun, accessible, and engaging for everyone—kids, families, and adults. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter @scifest_vegas Instagram @scifest_vegas. Visit www.scifest.vegas for more information.
The Las Vegas Natural History Museum was established in 1989 by a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private nonprofit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a federal and state repository for fossils and artifacts. From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes visitors of all ages on a learning adventure around the world. Please visit lvnhm.org, follow on Facebookand LinkedInat Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466.