2018 Kids’ STEAM 4-DAY Weekends!
Get the whole family on board with hands-on, educational fun every Thursday through Sunday at Alameda County Fair’s STEAM-themed Weekends! Kids will have a blast learning while they play.
NEW THIS YEAR – Power Station
Visit our newly re-engineered attraction that explores alternative energy sources. The Power Station offers a fantastic mix of interactive experiences and hands-on STEAM education. Become a human powered generator as you explore and challenge wind, water and solar energy.
Sun & Fun
Kids will want to jump right in these interactive activities that promote outdoor fun, fitness and the power of sunlight.
Dad & Me
Sunday, June 17
Celebrate Father’s Day the fun way – team up for the “Dad & Me” obstacle course challenge!
LEGO Festival Hello Summer Large Scale LEGO Build
Saturday June 30
Stop by and help build a LEGO landscape welcoming summer and the fair. Your LEGO creation will be added to the floor plan of a LARGE build that grows throughout the afternoon. LEGOS will be provided.
12pm – 4pm in the Courtyard
Agriculture & Environment
Discover the wild & wonderful world around you: food, plants, weather, water, wind and the technology that keeps it all working together. Includes a variety of fun activities adapted by NASA, the USDA, American Farm Bureau, Scholastic Boom and Seed Your Future.
Engineering & Electronics
June 28-July 1
Explore the exciting world of robotics, engineering, electronics & space! Kids will enjoy a variety of NASA-inspired art & science activities, robot demonstrations, Lego building, creating simple machines, gears & circuits and more.
Saturday, June 30
In partnership with Play-Well Teknologies, LEGO Day celebrates engineering fun with a variety of challenges for all block-building enthusiasts. Highlights include Model & Mechanism Building contests (online pre-registration required.) Drop-in activities and free play & build are also offered throughout the day.
Sunday, July 1
Robot Day offers a variety of fun, hands-on activities, demonstrations and other surprises. Presented in partnership with Aviation Explorer Post #997 and Robot Garden.
Art & Energy
Science becomes Art with wind, water & solar energy as pattern, form & texture. Explore alternative energy with experiments & activities, then create beautiful art using some of these energy sources. Get inspired by NASA images of the earth from space!
Alameda County Fair is committed to promoting STEAM-based summer learning opportunities for kids. Our “summer learning laboratory” approach is designed to engage young minds through fun, interactive educational activities.