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Explore the Fun of STEAM at Imaginology

Students, families and classes can explore the fun of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and math – activities during Imaginology, free at OC Fair & Event Center this Friday through Sunday, April 21-23.

Imaginology is the perfect environment for curious students of all ages to discover the opportunities available in these fields and to fuel their imaginations at makeshops and workshops. Students are encouraged to explore the possibilities as they learn through hands-on experiences and exhibits ranging from woodworking to prehistoric pets to robotics.

This exciting, three-day exploration of STEAM is open Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and many hands-on activities are included. Parking is free on Friday; $8 on Saturday and Sunday.

Creative learning: Students can participate in activities including sun prints, clay sculpting, sewing, tech play, cardboard building projects, crocheting and more. Local professionals and Imaginology staff lead the demonstrations and all necessary equipment and supplies are provided. Participants can take home the crafts and artwork they create.

Free family group contests: Family members and friends can team up at Imaginology to compete in onsite contests to decorate the best sawhorse or scarecrow. There are awards and prize money. It’s free to enter and basic materials (sawhorse, scarecrow, clothing and some decorations) will be provided but teams are encouraged to bring their own decorations to make their entry unique.

Games and activities: Enjoy interactive and innovative activities that make learning math exciting, interesting and fun. Families and students can try cool games and get involved in activities such as Blockopolis, Ice Caves, Conic Connections, Code Breaker and Math & Golf.

Centennial Farm: Guests can check out animals and crops on the three-acre working farm and enjoy free tractor rides, an oxen exhibit, blacksmithing, sheep-shearing demonstrations, radish-seed planting, cow milking and the OC Beekeepers exhibit.

4-H competitions: Local youth are judged on their abilities to raise small livestock, their understanding of animal and veterinary sciences and their projects on community service, aerospace, electricity and more.

Vital Link STEM + the Arts Career Showcase: Vital Link provides resources to help students discover and consider professional careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) with exciting competitive displays, workshops and competitions.

Visit ocfair.com/steam for more information.

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