Orlando Science Center STEM Fest is Back in 2024 – Orlando Science Center’s most popular multi-day event Spark STEM Fest is back!
Orlando Science Center’s most popular multi-day event is back! Spark STEM Fest, presented by the UCF Office of Research, resides at the crossroads of inspiration and imagination, igniting curiosity in STEM careers with amazing hands-on experiences, empowering meaningful connections between the public and STEM professionals with speakers, panels and other sessions, and building excitement for the possibilities that lie ahead through a weekend of displays, shows, and so much more.
This year, the event features exhibitors, guest experts, and dynamic demonstrations, including presentations by the world famous Science Bob as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Live with Kelly and Ryan and The Today Show. “Science Bob” Pflugfelder is a science teacher, author, maker and presenter that knows how to share the world of science like never before. He will be performing an amazing live show full of unforgettable experiments (purchasing a $5 ticket in addition to your admission is required for this show due to limited seating).
February 17-19, 2024 | Orlando Science Center
Spark STEM Fest highlights a broad range of STEM disciplines and inspires curious minds of all ages through hands-on learning experiences and encounters with experts and educators. From robotics to animation to biology and engineering, prepare to embrace science like never before! Some of the greatest innovators from right here in Central Florida will be demonstrating how STEM helps them make the world a better place. Spark STEM Fest welcomes all lifelong learners, from the simply curious to the seriously savvy. Regardless of your background, this event will engage your mind, spark your curiosity. Additionally, it will ignite a passion for STEM learning throughout Presidents Day Weekend.
We have reserved Friday, February 16 for special Spark STEM Fest Field Trip experiences, exclusively for our area schools. Students in Grades 4 – 8 are invited for an unforgettable STEM-focused Field Trip, where they’ll interact with STEM professionals from Disney, UCF, Minorities in Shark Science, NASA and others in Spark Labs, experience a Live Show, and explore our dynamic exhibits.
Looking for a more grown-up way to interact with exhibitors, community partners, and thought-provoking guest speakers? Join us for Science Night Live from 8 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17 and experience the Science Center after hours – without the kids! There’s no age-limit on curiosity, and whether you join us for a get-together of old friends or a fun date night out, Science Night Live is your chance to enjoy Spark STEM Fest with a casual, engaging atmosphere that is available for adults only. Be sure to check out the guest presentation by our Scientist in Residence, Dr. M.J. Soileau! He will blow your minds with the latest research about nuclear fusion and what it means for the future of clean, safe and abundant energy. Science Night Live is a separate ticketed event so get more details and tickets at www.osc.org/snl.
Spark STEM Fest is February 17-19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other than an additional $5 ticket for Science Bob, your admission includes access to all activities, exhibits, speakers and shows. Admission is FREE for OSC members, $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, and $18 for youth (ages 2-11). For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit www.osc.org/spark for tickets and more info.
SCIENCE FOR ALL – General Admission Access Program: If you have an Access Florida EBT card with your photo on it, and a matching valid photo ID, please show it at the admissions desk to receive $3 admission per person for up to six individuals.