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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM
SILVER SPRING CIVIC CENTER & VETERANS PLAZA

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES; RAIN OR SHINE!

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!

VIEW PROGRAM + EVENT MAP

KIDfest takes place indoors and outdoors at the Silver Spring Civic Center and Veterans Plaza, rain or shine! You can let us know you’re coming here, and 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

Click here to download the 2018 program!

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

(KIDtalks are located in the Silver Spring Civic Center)

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

(Coding Jams are located in the Silver Spring Civic Center)

KIDfest Blog

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KIDfest Highlights (2018)

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2018 Sponsors

Location

Silver Spring Civic Center & Veterans Plaza
1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Directions

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.
Montgomery County Parking Garages are available at no cost on Ellsworth (Town Square Garage) and Bonifant (Bonifant-Dixon Garage). Click here for location information.