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Celebrate the Wonders of Science

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 9, 2023

West Houston Institute of Houston Community College

Two identical sessions:

Morning Session: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Afternoon Session: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

FREE admission and parking

 Bridges to Science’s Houston Science Festival – Casa to College, the first of its kind in Houston, is a celebration of Hispanic culture and learning at home designed for home educated 5th-12th grade students and their parents, showcasing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). It offers a vibrant fiesta with live demonstrations, multidisciplinary collaborations, family-friendly science activities, interactive experiences, a STEM career panel, a workshop, and a taste of Hispanic cuisine. By highlighting Houston’s Hispanic cultural heritage, the event encourages families to learn en familia and explore exciting science pathways, fostering a deeper connection between science and the arts.

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Event Highlights

STEM Activities

Explore STEM and career pathways through hands-on activities such as Augmented Reality, a career panel, and a workshop facilitated by STEM professionals!

FREE Technology Kit

Eligible families receive one or more of the following for FREE:
• Technology kits with school supplies and a 7” tablet
• Chromebook
• Printer

High School Pathways

FREE 15-minute 1:1 consultation with counselors to learn about FREE/INEXPENSIVE accredited college credits and technical certifications while pursuing high school education at home. Arrive early to ensure a consultation!

Hispanic Culture

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with an option to purchase authentic Hispanic cuisine from Mi Patio Food Truck.

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!
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Meet our 2023 Exhibitors!

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Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!


Support Bridges to Science's Houston Science Festival - Casa to College, by becoming a sponsor. Help us showcase STEM disciplines, offer engaging workshops, interactive experiences, and STEM career panel. Join us in empowering future generations!