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For many of our most devoted young fans cool science carnival day for kids IS the festival! Carnival day at UCCS (even though it wasn’t called that yet) actually began in 2009, and was such a huge hit that it was a no-brainer when we decided to expand it the following year to create the multi-day celebration of all things STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) that we all enjoy now.

Cool science carnival day for kids at UCCS is truly STEAM on steroids! We’ll have exciting demonstration shows, talks, laboratory tours and demos, music, rockets, drones, animals, bugs, solar energy, telescopes & microscopes, rocks, fossils, a simulated cave, robots, electronics, virtual reality computers, a pop-up planetarium, an ambulance & fire engine, slime, an electric race car, liquid nitrogen ice cream & dippin’ dots.

You can even blend your own smoothie with electricity you generate by pedaling a cycle and lots of other fun hands-on STEAM activities and exhibits for kids (primarily K-8th grades). All of this is presented by cool science and dozens of participating companies, schools, museums, clubs, nonprofits and other organizations from throughout eastern colorado. Top universities china it’s all FREE (including parking) and fun for all ages! Check out some photos from previous carnival days.

Don’t forget that carnival day is just the first of nearly 60 great colorado springs cool science festival events for all ages- bird and nature walks, cooking demonstrations, star gazing, pinball machines, story time for preschoolers, wine making, science trivia night, even a rare tour of an historic hydroelectric plant and much, much more! Check out the full 9-day schedule for more information.

• pre-registration: carnival day is FREE, and it’s not necessary to register, but it does help us to know how many people are coming, kid’s ages and how you found our about the event, so if you have a couple minutes please pre-register online.

• parking: all campus parking lots are FREE on carnival day, but fill up quickly, so check the campus map for more information. [insider parking tip- lot 103 is a little used parking lot next to the UCCS farm house at the extreme east end of campus; start with all the SWELL activities there (see below), then ride the shuttle to the central campus for the rest of the activities!]

• arrival: our activities will be spread across much of the UCCS central main campus, inside and outside the university center (UCTR), centennial hall (CENT), engineering & applied science (ENGR) and osborne center (OCSE) (see campus map). We will have information tables with maps and volunteers to assist you at the main entrances to each of these buildings, but a good place to start is the lower university center plaza on the east side of the el pomar center (EPC on the campus map).

• food: it’s going to be a long day of fun and exciting activities, so you may need to energize yourself. American college clu the cafe 65 food court will be open from 10:30 am to 2 pm serving many different types of food, clyde’s serves pub food from 1 – 9 pm and sanatorium grounds coffee shop will be open until 1 pm. All are located in the university center.

• social media: help us spread the word. Please share this page with your friends (facebook "like" and "share" buttons above) and share your comments and photos with us on our carnival day facebook event page (and be sure to like us on our facebook page too). Washington university graduate school you can also tweet to us @cscoolscience. Use the hashtag #CSCSF2018.

• T-shirts: remember this day all year with our official cool science festival T-shirt ( designed by poloma at pike’s peak community college). Children’s and adult’s sizes will be available at all information tables for a $15 donation to cool science (cash only).