Topeka Science & 
Tech Fest

Science & Tech 2017Saturday, October 14, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 700-block of S. Kansas Avenue, Downtown Topeka
Cost: Free
Stay connected: #TopCitySTEM

If your child loves science, technology, engineering and math -- or you want to inspire that love in your littles -- we'll see you October 14.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations aimed at toddlers to eighth-graders will line the street, plus food trucks and other fun. Then spend the evening at Ad Astra Kansas Space Day on the Washburn University campus.

Demonstration stage schedule:

  • 10:15-11 a.m. – Bug Lady

  • 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Gel E. Bean

  • 12-1 p.m, – Wizard

  • 1:15-1:35 p.m. – Nick Xidis, of Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions, CO2 Ice Cream

  • 1:45-2:15 p.m. – Gel E. Bean

  • 1:20-3 p.m. – Bug Lady

Booths & more: 

Inside 712innovations you will find:

  • The Bug Lady (when not on stage)
  • Augmented reality sandbox
  • Green Screen video
  • Tools and more

On Kansas Avenue you will find: 

  • 712 & Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library Teen Science Cafe
  • Ad Astra Kansas Science Day info booth
  • Girl Scouts
  • Foundation for Aeronautical Education
  • FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab
  • Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. 
  • Kansas Academy of Mathematics & Science
  • KU Natural History Museum
  • Manchester School for Young Children/Steamopolis
  • Usborne Books & More
  • Westar Energy
  • Wichita Area Technical College

Don't forget to stop by 

Ad Astra Kansas Science Day 

5:30-9 p.m., Washburn University Stoffer Science Hall
FREE fun for all ages. 


6 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

  • Red Planet, Red Planet -- Let Curiosity Scan It

7:30 p.m. 

  • Space Weather

8-9 p.m.

  • Observatory viewing (weather permitting)


5:30-7:30 p.m. - Outside

  • Flight Demos
  • Make/launch a paper rocket
  • Solar-powered cart
  • Chemistry demos
  • UAS display and interactive activity
  • Astronaut fitness lab

5:30-8:30 p.m. - Inside

  • Astronomy/telescope displays
  • Laser and other light demos
  • Constellation crafts
  • "Space" ice cream demos
  • Ask a space scientist
  • Sky-Q quizzes
  • Keeping astronaut food safe
  • Let's make a supernova!
  • How are elements created in the stars?
  • Engineering activities
  • Take-aways & more

Attend both events and be entered to win a prize. Stop by the Visit Topeka info booth for information on festival day.

2017 Science and Tech Fest Map

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