One of our favorite events of the year is coming up in about a month! The Michigan State University Science Festival has a variety of science based activities, talks, presentations, demos and community events for all ages.
Our family has participated for the last four years and this event gets bigger and better every year! The first year we attended we were at MSU for a walk and stumbled on the Festival by accident. There were tables featuring MSU research projects and a few indoor children’s activities as well.
The following years we spent hours checking out the expo and early childhood zone! Our kids (now 7 and 9) LOVED learning more about scientific research through the bird banding station and had the opportunity to paint with maggots, learn about vermicomposting, take apart computers and electronics, race a marble down a ramp, see how light feeds plants, see and study many different reptiles of Michigan and so much more.
For younger children, the Early Childhood Zone has hands on activities for the littlest in your family, focusing on ages 7 and under. The Expo Day was fascinating and had a wide variety of hands on activities and art projects for older children and adults! This year the Expo Day will be on Saturday, April 8th, from 10am – 4pm at the Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building. We usually park across the street near the MSU Horticulture Gardens.
As amazing as the options are at this event, the entire thing is FREE! We brought along snacks and took a small break, but spent about 4 hours checking out many different stations. We hope to see you there this spring!
For more information, visit the Festival site at – http://sciencefestival.msu.edu/
See you there!