MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Opportunities to get children excited about two of the big subjects in school don’t come around every day.
That’s why you may want to take them to the University of Minnesota this Saturday for the U’s Math and Science Family Fun Fair.READ MORE: Major Storm Damage In Hudson: Public Library Sustains Significant Damage, All Schools Closed Friday
Among the 30-plus attractions at the fair will include robot demonstrations, a place to make glow-in-the-dark jewelry, a night sky display at the ExploraDome, and an opportunity for kids to “make” their own earthquakes.
There will also be demonstrations of air pressure on a 55-gallon steel drum, and plenty of explosions and flames.READ MORE: COVID In MN: MDH Reports 2,645 More Virus Cases As Latest Positivity Rate Hovers At 7.1%
“This event is for families with kids of all ages, especially kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, who will have a chance to see the excitement that a career in science, engineering and mathematics provides,” said Dorothy Cheng, outreach coordinator for the U’s College of Science and Engineering.
The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Coffman Memorial Center. The event is free and open to the public.MORE NEWS: 4-Year-Old In Mankato Dies After Tree Branch Falls On Tent During Overnight Storms
Also, 1,000 kids will receive free U of M backpacks.