Festival Dates! April 29 - May 7

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About Us

Southern Nevada is unique,
and so is the science that happens here.

Here in Southern Nevada, science and technology are everywhere! From atomic testing to the construction of the Hoover Dam, we have a rich history in science, technology, engineering, and math. Today, STEM development continues to flourish in our community: the Vegas valley is host to huge engineering projects like the third straw and the largest obseration wheel in the world, tech startups are being drawn to the area in droves, and Nevada has been selected as one of just six development and testing states for unmanned aerial vehicles. 

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Yet research suggests that Nevada's workers need to be more educated in STEM fields, and cultivating a strong workforce begins with engaging our community's youth. Community leaders and organizations are working hard to develop programs that encourage participation in science- and technology-related opportunities, and the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival is a major part of these efforts. Through accessible, engaging, and educational programming, the Festival strives to spark students' curiosity in STEM and ultimately to encourage them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

 

Best of all, all Festival programs are FREE to attend, and events are located all across the Vegas valley, enabling anyone and everyone to participate. In less than five years, the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival has become the largest educational event in Nevada, helping tens of thousands of people celebrate science and technology in our community.

 

Please consider supporting the Festival, whether it's by sponsoring, volunteering, or hosting programs. 

 Vital Festival stats

  • Began in 2011
  • Nearly 40,000 participants in 2015
  • All events are FREE to attend
  • Presented by the Las Vegas Natural
    History Museum and run by a
    committee of volunteers

 

Major collaborators

  • Clark County School District
  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Desert Research Institute
  • National Park Service
  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum