Tennessee STEAM fest brings science to life across the state this week

Activities for the sixth annual Tennessee STEAM Festival are underway and run through Oct. 23.

The festival’s popular “STEAM-a-Palooza” returns this year on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 502 S.E. Broad St. in Murfreesboro. This free, all-ages outdoor event (rain or shine) features robotics, creative arts, environmental conservation, composting, cosmetics, physics, mathematics, and meteorology as well as live performances and food trucks. In addition, Discovery Center’s general admission for indoor exhibits will be half-price from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 15.

Tennessee STEAM Festival gives children hands-on experiences with science, technology, engineering, art and math. Events held throughout the state run Oct. 14-23. Visit tnsteam.org.

“Where else can curious kids and adults navigate using the stars, hunt for bugs with an entomologist, engage with scientists, engineers, tech-industry experts and artists in a 10-day celebration across the state?” said Discovery Center CEO Tara MacDougall.

Featured events

  • Zoo Knoxville Monarch Tagging at the Seven Islands State Birding Park, Kodak – Oct. 15-16
  • Girls Inc. of Tennessee Valley Celebrating Women & Girls In STEM at the Market Square Farmers Market, Knoxville – Oct. 15
  • Conservation and Art at The Elephant Sanctuary, Hohenwald – Oct. 15
  • Big Bug Hunt at the Historic Sam Davis House, Smyrna – Oct. 15
  • Lantern Parade, Discovery Center, Murfreesboro – Oct. 20

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