Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest Returns with 100-Plus Hands-On Exhibits


Celebrate creativity at the 2017 Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest. Courtesy Visit Longmont

Ready to get some great ideas flowing? The annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest returns to the Front Range in an effort to celebrate educational creativity within the community by providing attendees with the chance to try more than 100 hands-on activities and view presentations associated with STEAM (Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Making).

The exhibits, held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, will include obstacle courses, crafts, robots and rocket launches, as well as the highly anticipated return of drone exhibits and drone racing, weather permitting.

“STEAM Fest is a place where people of any age can come together, roll up their sleeves and learn by playing, tinkering or hacking,” says STEAM Fest Co-Founder Martha Lanaghen. “With experiential exhibits including everything from human Minecraft, LED light jewelry making, to building robots, drones and Lego buildings, there’s truly something here for everyone.”

Along with the activities, expect to find food trucks and offerings from local breweries and distilleries, as well. For a full list of vendors and ticket info, go here.

Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest
WHEN: April 29-30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Boulder County Fairgrounds (most activities take place inside)
COST: Kids 4 and younger, free; kids 5-18, starting at $8; adults, starting at $12; two-day packages and family four-packs available. Tip: Purchase in advance online, as prices will increase closer to the event and at the door.

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