What does a turtle’s shell feel like? Did you know that you can pick up a Cheerio with a magnet? Have you ever wanted to stand in the middle of a giant bubble? How does a 3D printer work?

Scientists of all ages are invited to discover the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at UNCG’s second annual Science Everywhere on Saturday, April 16, from noon to 4 p.m.

With more than 70 activities, the hands-on, interactive science festival will span across UNCG’s campus. Science Everywhere is open to the public and will have engaging activities for youth ages 3 to 18. Admission and parking are free.

Budding scientists will begin their adventures at one of four welcome centers – located in front of the School of Education Building, Sullivan Science Building, Coleman Building and Foust Park – and make their way through UNCG’s campus guided by an activity passport.

Throughout the afternoon, they’ll have the opportunity to launch rockets, watch K-9s in action, touch reptiles and amphibians, build with a giant tinker set, make goop, examine DNA, earn prizes and much more.

The first 1,000 children and teens will receive a free T-shirt, and all families will receive a free tote bag while supplies last. A free shuttle bus will run between the four welcome centers throughout the event, and Spanish and American Sign Language interpreters will be on site. In the event of rain, most activities will be moved indoors.

Families can purchase lunch at Moran Commons, UNCG’s dining hall, from 12-2 p.m., and limited dining selections will also be open in the Elliott University Center.

Science Everywhere is an official NC Science Festival event, hosted by UNCG’s RISE Network. For more information, a full list of activities or to preregister for express entrance into the science festival, visit scienceeverywhere.uncg.edu.

Will you attend the science festival? Share your event photos with the UNCG community by tagging them #UNCGscifest on social media.


Story by Jeanie Groh, University Relations
Photography by Martin Kane, University Relations