Las Vegas Science Festival gets underway
The Las Vegas Science Festival offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the well-known attractions around Las Vegas. Video by ktnv.comvideo
The seven-day celebration of everything and anything science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related in Southern Nevada, features more than 50 free programs. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The 2nd Annual Las Vegas Science Festival will take place Sunday, April 29 through Saturday, May 5, 2012.
The seven-day celebration of everything and anything science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related in Southern Nevada, features more than 50 free programs that encourage participants to experience all of the science and technology the region has to offer.
The inaugural Las Vegas Science Festival in 2011 attracted more than 15,000 participants and organizers are expecting more than 20,000 to attend one or more of the Festival's events this year.
This year's line-up includes programs on the science of NASCAR at the Las Vegas Speedway, the technology behind Vegas' icons like the Bellagio Fountains and Viva Vision on Fremont Street, tours of one of the largest cryogenic storage facilities in North America, visits to specialized labs at UNLV, the opportunity to meet working researchers at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, and a driving tour of Las Vegas' past, present and future water sources.
Programs at schools during the week include bringing dinosaurs and other extinct creatures to life in blockbuster animated feature films, what science has to say about 2012 end of the world predictions, and the physics of skateboarding.
The week culminates in a Science at the Cashman Center with more than 80 demonstration booths and two big stages of science-themed entertainment to engage visitors of all ages. From chemistry to robotic demonstrations, prehistoric fossils to live animals, planetarium shows to Rubik's Cube competitions, there is science fun for all ages.
For a detailed schedule of events, go to www.LasVegasScienceFestival.com.