About Festival Expo

About Festival Expo
Stage Shows

See Where STEM Can Take You

April 7 & 8, 2018


Thank you for attending the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo this past April 7-8, 2018! Attendees explored 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the world’s leading scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM organizations. The two-day Expo was perfect for children, teens, and families who want to inspire their curious minds.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
When: Saturday 10 am- 6 pm and Sunday 10 am- 4 pm 

Over 350K+ attendees celebrated science at the Expo and engaged in activities with some of the biggest names in STEM. They heard stories of inspiration and courage, participated in mind-boggling experiments and rocked out to science during our incredible stage shows.

Free 2-Day Expo

3,000+ Fun Activities

30+ Exciting Stage Shows

Meet the Scientist

2018 Expo Map

Download a printable version of the 2018 Expo Map.

Includes expo floorplans with pavilion and booth info, stage show schedules and “Meet the Scientist & Engineer” schedules!


2018 Don't Miss Activites

Enter the FIRE LAB: Forensic Science for Young Xplorers with UL- XPLORLABS.

Learn about space travel and the possibility of human life on Mars with Space X.

Check out 20+ far out exhibits – explore the Moon with NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, journey to Mars, and discover what the day in the life of a NASA Astronaut is really like.

Enter carnival style interactive trailers and discover the latest research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Live hands-on neuroscience with Backyard Brains!

Explore the relationship between art, design, and technology with Deloitte.

The science of sleep with ResMed.

Test out your coding skills with Schlumberger.

Check out the animal rescue boat and learn about manatee rescues with SeaWorld!

Discover the life of a scientist – from getting up close and personal with live frogs and salamanders, to getting a behind-the-scenes look into how cocoa beans become chocolate bars, or even discovering what breed your rescue dog is with MARS.

See if you and your friends can solve our STEM challenges to crack the code to our escape room, and then check out our artificial intelligence demo featuring Alan the mini bot with EY.

MEET ASIMO – Honda’s advanced humanoid robot. Watch him run, climb stairs and act human-like.

Explore robots of all kinds at “Robofest” within the Makerspace Pavilion.

For a full exhibitor listing click here.

Outstanding! I attended with my wife, daughters & grandsons. We started with the X-STEM sessions on Thursday. Every presenter was world class & all of the presentations were loaded with information & inspiration. This high level of excellence continued throughout the entire weekend of the STEM festival. The exhibitors were also top notch and extremely well staffed. I have participated in and/or attended many festivals & conferences all over the world & I would rate this STEM Festival as vastly superior to anything!

Ron, Attendee

The best part for my daughter was when a college attempted to recruit her onsite. They thought she was in 12th grade and she is actually 12 years old. She told them that she is interested in Aviation and Mechanical Engineering, and the subjects she is currently taking (chemistry, biology and physics). She had a blast learning more about engineering and applying concepts learned to exhibitor experiments.

Charlissa, Attendee

There were so many exhibits we enjoyed. For us, the ones that stand out are the on-hand surgical procedures - anything medically related, the jet simulators, the Orion exhibit where the kids' names will go into space, the Magic School Bus, the CIA and Homeland Security sections.....the list goes on.

Stoner Family, Attendees

First time attending this event. Definitely not the last. So much to see! My son LOVED ROBOT FEST!! Thank you all so much for making this happen. Our future depends on events like these. I wanted my son to see what the world of science and Engineering and to offer and the USA Science & Engineering Festival really did deliver just that!

Jennifer, Attendee