Learn about STEAM at Geekapalooza
Geekapalooza is a fun family event being held on June 24 at Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics (OSSM). Get your tickets today!
A don’t-miss, fun-filled family event is coming to OKC in June. Geekapalooza: A STEAM Festival for Kids is being hosted by Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma and MetroFamily Magazine at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) campus (1141 N. Lincoln Blvd., near 10th and Broadway). Two sessions will be hosted from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, with families choosing which they will attend. Admission will be $10 per family (up to six people; additional people in the group will be charged $5 each).
The event will encourage kids to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) topics through hands-on expo booths hosted by local organizations and short, kid-friendly workshops about subjects such as robotics, coding and geoscience, taught by trained leaders. The booths and programs are geared to kids ages preschool to middle school and for boys and girls. In addition, there will be a stage with robotics demonstrations, musical performers and a “Geek” costume contest. Families will go home with information regarding local STEAM programs for their kids.
Click here to purchase your tickets. Tickets are available online until 2pm on Friday, June 23. After that, admission may be purchased at the event itself for the same amount as stated above. NOTE: There are a set number of tickets to purchase for the two sessions so it is important for families to get their tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
What will your kids do at Geekapalooza? They'll be able to interact with numerous businesses and community partners that want children to get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
Here's a partial list of participating organizations:
Extreme Animals, General Electric, Easy Time Clock, Boeing, Engage Learning, Science Museum Oklahoma, DELL, Mad Science, TechJOYnT, Skeletons: Museum of Osteology, OG&E, PELCO, COSTEMA, Future City, Oklahoma Railway Museum, iFly, KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, ASTEC Charter Schools, Akasha Skye Math Tutoring, Danny Gordon Art, OKC Philharmonic, OKC Thunder Drum Line, USAO and MORE! There's even a bug zoo and STEM games to check out.
Come "dressed for success" and participate in the Geekapalooza costume contest, held during the last 30 minutes of each session. The winner in each session will receive four admission tickets to Science Museum Oklahoma!
For more information and to inquire about sponsorship or a booth at the event, contact Sarah Taylor at 405-601-2081, firstname.lastname@example.org or Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma at 405-528-4475, email@example.com. Geekapalooza is hosted by Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, MetroFamily Magazine and Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM).
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