Engage in science-themed games, explore interactive exhibits, watch robotics demonstrations, and taste apricots at Los Altos History Museum’s Apricot STEM Fair.
The free event, co-sponsored by 23andMe, combines a science fair with a state-fair vibe into a one-day affair for all ages.
The schedule includes hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities presented by local educational non-profits and vendors, a live link-up to the space station courtesy of NASA Ames Research Center, orchard-themed games and activities, and guided tours of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House and orchard.
STEM activities include:
NASA’s Discovery Trailer • Los Altos Library’s Go Go Biblio • Apricot DNA extraction • An Interactive Bubble Station • Flower Design • Insect Taxonomy • Microscopic Investigation • Enviroscape • Keva Plank Design • Caterpillar Camouflage and The Science of Butterflies • Geocaching
Also on the schedule:
• 10:30 am, 11:30am, and 2pm Robotics Demonstrations
• 11am-1pm Apricot Food Tasting
• 3pm Edible Trees walk around downtown led by Greentown Los Altos
• Hourly Bioblitz Discovery Walks
• Ongoing Scavenger Hunt for gadgets from the past in J. Gilbert Smith House