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Event Highlights

Build. Experiment. Discover.

Explore "en familia" scientific concepts through engaging activities designed to spark curiosity.

Meet the Experts!

Engage with inspiring STEM professionals during our interactive career panel. Learn about exciting career paths and ask your questions!

Experience Science!

Witness mind-blowing live demonstrations that showcase the power and wonder of science in everyday life.

Hispanic Culture

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with an option to purchase authentic Hispanic cuisine from vendors.

FREE Technology Kits

Technology Kits

Technology Kits vary and may include one or more of the following: school supplies (pencils, pencil sharpeners, notebooks, colored pencils, earbuds, and calculators), a 7" tablet, a Chromebook, and a printer.


Bridges to Science has partnered with Canary Academy Online under the Equity in Home Education Program (EHEP) to provide FREE Technology Kits to disadvantaged, historically underrepresented, or low-income background homeschool families attending the Houston Science Festival. Aid is given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Although completing this form DOES NOT guarantee free admission tickets to the Houston Science Festival or a Technology Kit, we highly encourage you to apply.

Application Deadline

The application for free admission tickets and free technology kits is open until August 15, 2023 or while supplies last.
Families who qualify will be emailed starting August 18, 2023.

Kit Pick Up

• Attend the festival to personally pick up your free admission tickets and technology kit on September 9, 2023
• Arrive 15-30 minutes before your session starts at 9am or 12pm to register - designated sessions can not be modified
• Present a valid official ID or a Harris County Enhanced+ Library Card that matches information on your application

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Festival Guide

Domino Dissection Puzzles

Try these fun and challenging domino puzzles to build your problem-solving skills!

Sumo-bot Wars!

Put your tactical skills to the test with our cyber:bot sumo challenge. Remotely control your Sumo-bot to push your opponent’s bot out of the sumo ring to claim ultimate bragging rights!

Microcontrollers and Popsicle Sticks!

Explore engineering oriented games like LED games using microcontrollers and popsicle sticks.

The Magic of Equilateral Triangles

Come to construct a fascinating manipulative called the hexaflexagon using equilateral triangles. Let us fold, flex, and reveal mesmerizing patterns. Discover the magic of geometry!

How Does Augmented Reality Touch Your Math Learning?

Discover spatial transformations and their mathematical representations.

Jumping Julia Mazes

Practice your logical reasoning skills to help mathematician Julia find the best pathways to jump through mazes.


Morning Session

8:30 am - 8:45 am Morning Session Registration, early bird breakfast bags, and Vendor Hall open!
8:55 am Registration tables close!
9:00 am - 11:45 am Festival Time
10:45 am - 11:25 am Workshop A: Charting Your Way through High School for College and STEM Careers

Workshop B: STEM Career Panel

Live Demos!
12:00 pm Morning session is dismissed!

Afternoon Session

11:30 am - 11:45 am Afternoon Session Registration and Vendor Hall open!
11:55 am Registration tables close!
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm Festival Time
1:45 pm - 2:25 pm Workshop A: Charting Your Way through High School for College and STEM Careers

Workshop B: STEM Career Panel

Live Demos!
3:00 pm Afternoon session is dismissed!

Meet our 2023 Exhibitors!


Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!


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