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Girl Scouts Brownies and Juniors - STEM Careers Exploration Badge

Inviting Girl Scouts Brownies and Juniors - a special workshop just for you to fulfill the requirements for her STEM Career Exploration Badge.

At our workshops, girls use the Engineering Design Process to understand a real-world issue, create a design build around the topic, and will have the opportunity to show off their go-getter ingenuity to their fellow Girl Scouts. Girls are encouraged to wear their sash/vest.

The even will be open to all, so feel free to register even if you are not a Girl Scout.

Suds & Science—Where Art & Science Intersect, Part 1

Join the Fleet Science Center as they partner with the San Diego Art Institute for a panel discussion about their newest exhibition, Illumination: 21st Century Interactions with Art & Science & Technology. For this exhibition, 26 artists spin research into art to boost public understanding of contemporary issues and explore solutions, both real and imagined. Two artists and scientists will join us to talk about the art and science behind their collaboration.


Sheeana Rae Dowling, Artist

Akiko Surai, Artist

Dr. Olivier George, UCSD


Can creative art and our favorite songs enhance our cognitive health and reduce stress? Come relax and experience the joy of painting while learning about the transformative power of personalized music and the arts. Learn how favorite songs affect brain activity and how hands-on art experiences contribute to general health and well-being. What was the song you danced to at your wedding? The song your mom used to hum or the song you listened to with friends in college?

Barrio Logan Science & Art Expo

This is NOT your average science event! The Barrio Logan Science & Art Expo is an inclusive annual event that brings together science, art, and culture. Join the Barrio Logan Association, UC San Diego, and various community partners as we highlight science, art and culture in the world around us and celebrate it through a relevant and cultural lens. Some demonstrations include the science behind lowriders, bikes, skateboards, tortillas, brewing, music and more! For questions, volunteer info or to host a booth, please contact us using the RSVP page.


Viasat celebrates International Women’s Day! 

We’ll be putting the “A” in STEAM by creating a women in STEAM mural with EXPO attendees. Participants who visit the Viasat booth will use their handprints to help create a mural which recognizes the past, present and future of women in STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics).


Lights! Action! ABC 10News is the EXPO DAY TV Media sponsor and will be hosting our 10News Experience green screen where kids can try their hand as a reporter in a “live” studio. See if you have what it takes to report a fire, traffic or weather on camera! Take photos with 10News Anchors and Reporters or talk with producers and photographers about our studio and news team.

The New Children's Museum's Innovators LAB

The Innovators LAB at The New Children's Museum is a makerspace and laboratory focused on exploring the creative process through the intersection of art, design and STEM. Our LAB provides children and families a safe space to exercise creative confidence, problem solving and collaboration through open-ended design challenges and instructed workshops.

Visit the Innovators LAB for a special pop-up workshop, Amoeba Monsters! Learn how to design and sew a miniature plush organism using re-purposed fabrics, colorful thread, needles and more.

Conservation + Comics - Preserve, Protect, and Make Art with the National Park Service

Art is a powerful tool that can transcend barriers – it can help scientists meet people where they are and tell relatable and impacting stories that move minds. With the Conservation + Comics program, Cabrillo National Monument (National Park Service) provides a distinct experience for youth and families in the greater San Diego area. In our two-part program, participants will be guided by a biologist through a thematic nature exploration of the park, then an art educator will lead the participants in an innovative way to tell scientific stories – through comics!

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