MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Next Saturday, March 12, families are invited to enjoy fun science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) activities at the annual Tulare County Office of Education STEAM Expo – one of the largest family science festivals in the Central Valley. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to see a free planetarium show, which will run at intervals throughout the event. This free event will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at TCOE's Planetarium & Science Center, 11535 Ave. 264 in Visalia.
Attendees can try their hands at aerospace engineering by designing and launching their own hot air balloons and rockets. A Cardboard Challenge area will be created for families to envision and construct anything they can imagine out of cardboard. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in numerous arts-related activities and engage with robots. The community can show their support to the students competing in the Science and Engineering Fair by voting on the Community Choice awards.
Among the community organizations attending the event are the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Flying Eagles Squadron, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and Sequoia Riverlands Trust. Taquizas Gonzalez will provide on-site food options.
The Peña Planetarium will show its popular "CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story" at 10:15 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 1:45 p.m. Free tickets for the shows will be available at the box office beginning at 10:00 a.m.
You can read more about this event at www.tcoe.org/NewsGallery or you can contact us with any questions.