Festival Dates! April 26 - May 4, 2019

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Science in the Community

Geek out your week with exciting programs exploring hot science and technology topics. All events are free to attend. Tasty Science is the only Science in the Community Event requiring pre-registration and registration will open on Wednesday, April 13th.

Monday, May 2


Join local law enforcement, forensic scientists, medical examiners, and more
to unravel the evidence, follow the clues, and solve the mysteries of crime fighting. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, Crime Lab, and Clark County Coroner’s office will share tricks and techniques of DNA extraction, fingerprinting, bone identification, and crime scene reconstruction through hands- on activities for the whole family.

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Veteran’s Tribute Career and Technical Academy - 2531 Vegas Dr.


Tuesday, May 3

Tasty Science   full

Join Hard Rock Hotel’s Executive Chef to discover the science behind the foods you prepare and eat. Why are foods spicy? What’s the super-fast freezing thing on the food shows? Learn about how technology is changing what and how we eat and quite possibly learn a trick or two to take home to your own kitchen!

6:30pm - 8pm

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - 4455 Paradise Rd


Wednesday, May 4

May Science Be With You

Desert Research Institute & The National Atomic Testing Museum will open their doors to science exploration and Las Vegas’s official Star Wars Celebration.

DRI Lab Tours, Hands-On Activities for all ages, Scientist Presentations, Free Museum Admission, Special appearances, photo ops with 501 Legions’ Neon City Garrison Star Wars Characters, and Food Trucks.

4pm - 8pm

Desert Research Institute - 755 E. Flamingo Rd.


Thursday, May 5

Dinosaurs of the Past, the Present and the Future

Join renowned paleontologist and consultant for the blockbuster movie franchise, Jurassic Park, Dr. Jack Horner for an evening in the prehistoric past. Dinosaurs may be extinct but what does their future hold? This family- friendly presentation will explore the past, present and future of these exciting creatures.

6:30pm - 8pm

Clark County Library - 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.

Science Trivia Night

How many elements can you name? Can you recognize a scientist other than Einstein? Are you, in fact, smarter than a 5th grader? Gather your friends and test your knowledge in classic pub trivia style.

6:30pm - 8pm

McMullan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 4650 W Tropicana Ave.


Friday, May 6

Cows, Goats, and Horses, Oh My!

Rediscover historic Floyd Lamb Park at
Tule Springs and get up-close and personal with the critters that live there. Visit barnyard animals, take a guided nature walk, and learn about the science of horses in the Old Dairy Barn.

4pm - 7pm

Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs - 9200 Tule Springs Road

The Fantastic Beasts of Shark Reef Aquarium and How to Save Them   full

Discover the exotic and amazing animals of Shark Reef Aquarium. Find out the threats they face in the wild, and learn what Shark Reef and other AZA institutions are doing to help protect and preserve these fantastic beasts! 


Shark Reef - 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S.