Find out where STEM Can Take You at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Explore more than 3,000 hands-on activities showcasing how STEM Can Take You into the deep blue, into cyberspace, into the human body, into nature, into outer space and beyond.

Designed to inspire the next generation of inventors, creators and innovators, the Festival is a free, family-friendly expo that allows kids and adults to participate in thousands of exhibits, experiments, and live performances by science celebrities, explorers, astronauts, physicists, inventors, and experts in fields like oceanography, climatology, robotics, medical research, neuroscience, space exploration, artificial intelligence, and more.

It is the largest youth science/engineering convention in the United States with more than 350,000 attendees every year and hundreds of VIP astronauts, inventors, mathematicians, technologists, and science-related celebrities. Hundreds of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, technologists, and science-related celebrities, including Danni Washington, TV host and Ocean Explorer; Explosive Science’s Dr. Kate Biberdorf; World Champion of Magic Jason Latimer; America’s Science Teacher Steve Spangler; Emily Callandrelli, host of Fox TV Xploration Outer Space. Also, there are hundreds of fun, hands-on booths for learning STEM principles.

The Festival will kick off on April 5 with the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium—presented by PwC and NCR—a “TED-style” event, geared towards middle and high school students, featuring interactive presentations and workshops by STEM visionaries.

Founded by entrepreneur Larry Bock and Lockheed Martin executives to address the severe shortage in science and tech talent, the USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country’s only national science festival, and was developed to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science in much the same way as society celebrates Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars.

The Expo is free but pre-registration is required for all. Register at: usasciencefestival.org.