Spark STEM Fest arrives at Orlando Science Center this weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. — Engage in science, technology, engineering and math subjects at the Orlando Science Center this weekend.


The Orlando Science Center will hold the 4-day Spark STEM Fest until Monday.

OSC said the celebration combines inspiration, innovation and STEM careers.

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There will be multiple workshops, demonstrations and exhibits for all ages, presented by the University of Central Florida Office of Research.

Here are the following nine activities at the event:

  1. John Collins, master paper airplane builder, will show guests his designs.
  2. Juggler and engineer Greg Kennedy will show off kinetic creations with physics.
  3. Learn about sharks from marine biologists at Minorities in Shark Sciences.
  4. UCF’s Neuroscience Alliance will host presentations on brain science, including sheep brain dissections.
  5. See liquid nitrogen demonstrations and massive foam explosions.
  6. Compete in video games tournaments with the Powder Keg Games.
  7. Learn about imaging company FARO, where they will create a scan of a T-Rex.
  8. Build a mobile launch tower and learn about the upcoming NASA missions.
  9. Meet UCF physics researcher Joshua Colwell, who has flown on the Space Shuttle and was a comet advisor in the movie “Deep Impact.”

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In addition to these experiences, you can also explore the Earth Matters exhibit, which teaches guests about the environment, including topics such as biodiversity and rising global temperatures.

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The adults-only Science Night Live is also a way for people to enjoy Spark STEM Fest after hours. It will be Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Admission for all Spark Stem Fest activities is $24 for adults and $18 for children ages 2 to 11.

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