SPARK BEHIND THE SCIENCE

Discover Your Spark

Sunday, April 2, 10:00 ‐ 5:00

What “sparked” your passion for science and technology? Was it a trip to a museum, an inspiring teacher, or collecting shells at the beach? Meet STEM experts, and find out what drove them to pursue their careers.

And, as always,  participate in hands-on activities.

FEATURED EXPERTS

  • Autbuddy Team, Middle School App Developers
  • Eric Palakovich Carr, Software Developer
  • Ben Dezzou, Electrical Engineer
  • Margaret Dominguez, Optical Engineer
  • Alex Gorbachev, Technology Expert
  • Derrick Lampkin, Atmosheric Scientist
  • Corinna E. Lathan, Ph.D., Robotics Engineer
  • Ashley Moss, Pediatrician
  • Teresa Ramirez, Ph.D., Geneticist
  • Jenesis A. Rothblatt, Robotics & Telepresence Project Leader
  • Katie Wilson, Civil Engineer
  • Adrian Zelazny, Clinical Microbiologist
Spark behind the science

FREE WITH ADMISSION

THE NATURAL WORLD
  • Tesla Coil Demonstration (1:00 – 3:00)
  • Constellation Cans
HOW IT WORKS
  • Toy Take-Apart
  • Museum of Motors
  • Geared Up
INVENTING SOLUTIONS
  • Invention Station
  • KIBO Robotics
  • Bridge Building Challenge

PAID WORKSHOPS

Coding: Scratch & LEGO WeDo
Build inventions out of Legos then use Scratch, a visual programming language, to make them come alive with motors and lights. Ages 8+
$10 members; $12 nonmembers (+$8 museum admission)

Register  11:00

Register  1:30

3D Print & Design (2 Hours)
Learn to design a 3D model using TinkerCad. Models will be 3D printed at KID and available for pickup 2 weeks after the workshop. Ages 7+
$14 members; $16 nonmembers (+$8 museum admission)

Register   1:30

FAMILY WORKSHOP
Spinning Your Wheels: Motors & Circuits

With your family, learn about motors and basic circuitry. Create your own spinny fan circuit to take home. Ages 6+
Price per family (max 4 people):
$15 members; $20 nonmembers*
*Does not include museum admission. If you would like to explore the museum, please pay $8 (per person) at the door.

Register   10:00

Register  12:30

Register  2:30