KIDFEST | SEPTEMBER 23

A CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY & INNOVATION

 

KIDFEST | SEPTEMBER 23

OVER 90 INTERACTIVE
EXHIBITS

 

KIDFEST | SEPTEMBER 23

LIVE PERFORMANCES
& ENTERTAINMENT

 

KIDFEST | SEPTEMBER 23

KIDTALKS FROM
LOCAL INNOVATORS

 

KIDFEST | SEPTEMBER 23

CODING JAMS

SEPTEMBER 23 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM
VETERANS PLAZA SILVER SPRING

FREE PARKING & ADMISSION
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

About KIDfest

The DC Region’s largest annual family festival celebrating creativity and innovation.

As part of KID Museum’s ongoing effort to expose children and adults alike to the power of hands-on maker learning, KIDfest inspires them to find their own “spark.” 15,000+ gather at the festival each year to explore STEM, arts and creative pursuits of all kinds, and to experience one of the best local festivals as voted by Bethesda Magazine.

Come see how we’re cultivating a community of creative makers and innovators, and inspiring all ages to invent their future. Robotics, engineering, biotechnology, interactive art, and much more—the future starts here!

GET INVOLVED

Attending KIDfest? You can let us (and your friends) know you’re coming here, and also be sure to enter the KIDfest raffle. 

What to Expect

EXHIBITS

Explore. Build. Play. From STEM to arts and culture and beyond.

KIDTALKS

Hear from visionary innovators, industry experts, and thought leaders.

OUTDOOR STAGE

Enjoy music and theatrical performances, presentations, interviews, and more.

CODING AT KIDFEST

Jam and program: you’ll find a variety of fun coding activities for all skill levels.

KID MUSEUM

Discover the power of KID Museum’s hands-on, maker-based learning experiences.

FULL PROGRAM

Coming soon for 2018!

2018 Exhibits

KIDtalks Speakers

KIDtalks at KIDfest are your chance to hear from visionaries in our midst! Join us for a series of inspiring talks (similar to TED talks) by local innovators and industry leaders.

1:00pm – Crystal Icenhour, Aperiomics
2:00pm – Sunny Wicks, Lockheed Martin
2:30pm – Elizabeth Dale-Deines, Renwick Gallery
3:00pm – Elizabeth Hendricks North, CuriosityStream
3:30pm – Julie Lenzer, UM Ventures
4:00pm – Alycia Weinberger, Carnegie Institution for Science

 
 
 
 
 
 

Let us know you're coming!

Coding Jams

Discover the fun and creativity in coding at these FREE sessions! Drop-in at the scheduled times (no registration required) to create short animations, interactive stories, or simple video games using Scratch programming. All levels of experience are welcome, and family participation is encouraged!

12:30pm – 2:15pm – 2nd – 4th Grade
2:30pm – 4:30pm – 5th – 8th Grade

(sessions located in the Silver Spring Civic Center)

KIDfest Blog

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2018 Sponsors

Location

Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

From Metro
Red line to the Silver Spring Metro Station
Exit on Wayne Avenue, and walk three short blocks north to the intersection
of Wayne and Fenton Street.
Turn left on Fenton and the festival will be at the next intersection with Ellsworth Drive.

From 495
Take 495 to Colesville Road South (Exit 30B).
After approximately 1.5 miles turn left onto Spring Street (which becomes Cedar
Street).
Turn right onto Ellsworth Drive.
A Montgomery County Parking Garage is available at no cost on Ellsworth.

Directions