STEAM! Innovation Fair
September 15-16, 2012
Technology of the past meets innovations of the future at the amazing and family-friendly STEAM! Innovation Fair. which closes out STEAM! Innovation Week. The STEAM! Innovation Fair is an extension of our Country Fair - if you loved Country Fair, you'll enjoy new activities and returning favorites, such as the Egg-a-Pult and the steam engine parade. Join us as we celebrate innovations of the past and present in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. Meet some of the region’s top scientists, artisans and inventors as they demonstrate their creations. Test your own skills through hands-on activities and DIY exhibits. Journey back in time through our parade of antique tractors and steam engines and enjoy a day of food, games and family fun!
It's a full weekend of events, games and activities. Plan your visit with the STEAM! Innovation Fair schedule here.
Stop in for STEAM! Innovation Week September 12-16
A Peek at Some of the Interactive Fun
Meet a Mars Rover Driver - Sunday, September 16 only; 11 a.m.
NASA’s Scott Maxwell joins us live via video conference to talk about the latest mission to Mars and answer questions.
The Math Midway Traveling Exhibit (Museum of Mathematics - New York)
A carnival of fun math activities where you can hone your math skills in an interactive and entertaining way.
The Math Midway 2 Go is a production of the Museum of Mathematics, America’s only museum dedicated to the wonders of mathematics. Please visit momath.org for more information.
Dare to keep your balance on a variety of contraptions related to circus arts. Make some new friends on the various fun cycles as you power them around.
Construct a padded vehicle for an egg out of an assortment of materials and launch it from the Egg-A-Pult. Will it survive the impact?
Imagination Playground Playspace - Kids can use giant foam pieces to imagine and create through free play.
Circle Paintings - Build on top of other guest's ideas to create a finished painting through this collaborative project.
Make your Own Prototype - Use craft materials to go from idea to prototype. You'll receive an official Conner Prairie Inventor's Patent!
Smash, destroy or nicely take apart electronics and other tech items in the zone.
The Story of Steam
See the evolution of steam up close at our display of antique steam engines. This interactive experience tells the story of steam energy, its impact on the citizens of 19th-century Indiana and the role of steam energy today.
Funded by the LDI 100th Anniversary Celebration Cultural Partnership Gift Program