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Mark Your Calendars! Full Steam Ahead: October 1-8, 2023

Updated: Sep 18

By Sally Miskavige, Grand Forks Children’s Museum Board Member

Mark your calendars! The second annual Full STEAM Ahead (FSA) event will be held October 1-8, 2023, at the Grand Forks Curling Club - 1124 7th Avenue South, Grand Forks.

On behalf of the Grand Forks Children’s Museum Board of Directors, volunteers, and donors, we are excited to bring the second Full STEAM Ahead interactive learning fair to Grand Forks! Come explore over 6,000 sq./ft. of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) hands-on learning stations and special programs both kids and parents will enjoy. This event is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 4 to 7 PM and Saturday & Sunday, 10 AM to 7 PM.

New This Year!

New this year will be the addition of an exhibit called: A-MAZE-D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips! We discovered this exhibit on a visit to the Manitoba Children’s Museum. This exhibit is a series of cardboard boxes that create a maze for children to explore.

From the Manitoba Children’s Museum website: “This colourful and puzzling experience was designed especially for the Children’s Museum and promotes problem solving, creative thinking, and exploration. Bringing math, art, and science together has never been more “a-maze-ing”!” Experience this original creation at our October Full STEAM Ahead event!

Every parent can relate to this type of exhibit. Have you ever asked yourself ‘Why does my baby play with a cardboard box instead of the toys we bought?’ Why is a simple box so interesting? Dave Phillips takes this challenge to a new level by creating intricate mazes for children (and adults) to explore. In addition to problem solving and using so many STEAM principles, this challenge sparks creativity, discovery, and engagement.

Full STEAM Ahead will have this exhibit plus so much more. Hope you will join us.

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