Science Alive has been an annual tradition for families in our community for 27 years. Attracting thousands of children and their families, Science Alive brings together 25 local and regional science-related organizations to share their expertise and passion. This year’s event will take place at the University of Notre Dame’s Jordan Hall of Science, on February 8, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Throughout the day, participants can enjoy special programs and interactive exhibits. All are free and open to the public.
Science Alive allows children to explore the many worlds of science, from astronomy to zoology. It inspires curiosity and experimentation and also gives families a way to interact with some of the science-related organizations in our community. Many of these organizations have participated for years, and 16 First Alert Weather Team and Silly Safaris, Inc. have long delighted audiences with their stage shows. There are also new exhibitors, like the Children’s Museum of South Bend, and the location of the event at Notre Dame opens up opportunities for more collaboration with University scientists.
As part of the fun, children can get a stamp for their Science Alive Passport at interactive exhibit stations. Return your completed passport to the Passport Station to enter a drawing for prizes.
When Science Alive was created by library staff and board members, it addressed the disparity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in America. The event continues to inspire children to be curious about the world around them and gives professionals in science-related fields an opportunity to pass on their knowledge.
For more information or for a full schedule of events, please visit sjcpl.org/science-alive or contact 574-282-4646.
Science Alive is sponsored by 1st Source Bank and the University of Notre Dame. A special thanks goes to the Friends of the St. Joseph County Public Library.
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