Los Alamos ScienceFest 2024 Brochure

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Los Alamos ScienceFest celebrates the history and science of Los Alamos through fun and engaging activities and events for people of all ages.

Returning this July 12-16th for its 17th year, Los Alamos ScienceFest will feature a dynamic line-up of activities for all ages, celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) topics under the theme, "Creative Energy."

This signature event of Los Alamos is well attended and draws visitors from across the state of New Mexico and beyond. ScienceFest is organized by Los Alamos MainStreet & Creative District.

Discovery After Dark

Discovery Day, July 13

PEEC Electric Vehicle Show

@ Justice Center parking lot

Stop by to see a variety of electric powered vehicles and more!

Bradbury Science Museum Challenge Tomorrow Trailer @ Ashley Pond parking lot

Presenting an interactive experience with hands-on STEM education activities inspired by a variety of careers at LANL.

Solar Car Race

11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm @ PEEC Booth

Pick up a solar car kit from the PEEC Booth and join the EV show on Discovery Day! Prizes will be given to both fastest and best-looking cars. Cars from past years are also welcome.

Fuller Lodge Art Center

10 am - 6 pm

Into the Realms of Possibility Exhibit

A Sci-Art x MainStreet Collaboration

Robot Zone

@ Ashley Pond Stage

NM Tech brings their Battle Botsinspired robotic combat! Design, build, and battle your robots on stage!

Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences

9 am - 2 pm @ SALA Event Center VR games & immersive technology. Artist Agnes Chaves will be presenting her collaborative multi-artist installation. Space Messengers is an immersive mixed reality (MR) installation with VR experiences.

Beer Garden & Live Music

12-2 pm @ Fuller Lodge Lawn

Featuring the fantastic Northern NM band, Manzanares! Beer served by Bathtub Row Brewery.

Food & Drinks

Central Ave & Ashley Pond Parking lot

Ice cream, specialty sodas, burgers, tacos and more.

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District Events

June 28th - July 27th

Into the Realms of Possibility Exhibit

Through July 27th @ Fuller Lodge Art Gallery. Contemporary research-based installations at the intersection of art and science.

July 14th, 3-6 pm @ SALA Artist performance, film screenings, and Q&A. www.losalamossciencefest.com/sciart

Friday July 12th

Night Market

5-9 pm @ Central Ave

This new event features vendors selling merchandise, baked goods, and handmade items.

Friday Night Concert

6-9 pm @ Ashley Pond Park

Sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District. With headliner, Led Zepagain!

Saturday July 13th

Discovery Day

9 am - 2 pm @ Ashley Pond Park

Hands-on discoveries await at the many booths represented by a variety of STEAM partners. Starting at noon, enjoy our beer garden and live music!

Saturday July 13th

Discovery After Dark: STEAM for Adults

4-9 pm @ Central Park Square Businesses, SALA, the Teen Center, and more.

Play like a kid again! Math, forensics, engineering, and science games & experiments, art, beer, trivia. Complete your crawl for a chance to win prizes.

Dark Night Star Party

8:30-11 pm @ Overlook Park White Rock

Spend the evening with the Pajarito Astronomers Club gazing at the stunning July night sky! This event is contingent on the weather.

Tuesday July 16th

Tuesdays @ the Square

6-8 pm @ Central Park Square Live music and STEAM booths close out the ScienceFest series! Heather and the Bad Breaks rocks the crowd while Boese Bros Brewpub hosts a beer garden.

Community Partner Events

Betty Ehart Senior Center

Sunday July 14th

The Science of Tea

2- 4 pm @ Betty Ehart Senior Center

The Senior Center, Teen Center and Samizdat Bookstore explore the science of tea! Taste different types of tea, and learn more about them!

Registration required: LosAlamosScienceFest.com

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

Tuesday July 9th

Growing in Space

7 - 8 pm @ PEEC

NM native Jacob Torres will share his experience growing plants in space.

Wednesday July 10th

Family Evening - Robot Dog

6 pm @ Los Alamos Nature Center

Join LANL engineers & drive a Boston Dynamics “robot dog” at PEEC.

Saturday July 13th

Electric Vehicle Show

9 am-2 pm @ Justice Center

Stop by during Discovery Day to see a variety of electric-powered vehicles!

Saturday July 13th

Fractals @ PEEC

2 - 2:30 pm @ PEEC Planetarium

Embark on a mesmerizing journey of fractals in our planetarium.

Tuesday July 16th

Poetry Under the Stars

6:30 - 8 pm @ PEEC

Prepare for an evening of wonder with New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp!

Thursday July 25th

Suds & Shows: Game Night

6:30 pm @ Los Alamos Nature Center

Game night with video games, tabletop games, and a cash bar.

New Mexico Consortium

Friday & Saturday, July 12th-13th

STEMarts Lab Interactive Stations

9 am - 2 pm @ Ashley Pond Park

Saturday July 13th

Combative Robot Demo with NM Tech Professor Curtis O’Malley 9 am- 2 pm @ Ashley Pond Park

Saturday July 13th

Chile Peppers tasting with Danise Coon of NM Chile Pepper Institute 9 am- 2 pm @ Ashley Pond Park

Monday July 15th

Very Large Array Talk and movie with Dr Patricia Henning 6 pm @ SALA Event Center

Thursday July 18

Geology lecture, movie (Dante’s Peak), with Dr Nelia Dunbar 6 pm @ SALA Event Center

Friday July 19th

Driving tour and Caldera Hike with Dr Nelia Dunbar

8 am starting at Overlook Park

Registration required: LosAlamosScienceFest.com


NM Deep-Tech Startups (Lab Embedded Entrepreneur Program)

Sunday July 14th

2 - 6pm @ Fuller Lodge & Bathtub Row Brewery

Monday July 15th

9 – 10:30 am @ Fuller Lodge

Learn more at QR or link below.

DOE & Los Alamos County

Tuesday, July 16th

DOE-EM Panels @ Fuller Lodge

7:30 am - 12 pm STEM Education & The Future of Tech and Opportunities in Northern NM

See our website below for more info.



Los Alamos County, projectY cowork, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), SALA Event Center, Boese Bros Brewpub, Bathtub Row Brewing, STEAM Lab, Samizdat Bookstore and Teahouse, New Mexico Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (NMLEEP), Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC), and Los Alamos Arts Council.

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