Variety is the “Science” of Life

Presented by Sierra Nevada Journeys

Join local non-profit Sierra Nevada Journeys for this fun community event at three Washoe County Libraries. Bring the family for hands-on science challenges and engineering design events! Brought to you by Sierra Nevada Journeys and the Washoe County Public Library. Find out more…

Date & time:

Monday, May 13
4:00 – 6:00pm

Location:

Downtown Reno Library | 301 S. Center St, Reno

Sierra View Library (inside Reno Town Mall) | 

4001 South Virginia Street, Reno

Sparks Library | 1125 12th Street, Sparks

Admission:

FREE

Experience Earth and Space Adventures!

Presented by Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

Take a peek through solar and space telescopes at amazing wonders of the Universe. Be a Tree Detective and discover a State Champion Tree from among 50 live species. Examine and test rocks from Earth versus real meteorites from outer space. And use special glasses and apps to see the light of stars, planets and our own Sun through the eyes of a real NASA spacecraft! Find out more…

Date & time:

Tuesday, May 14
4:00 – 8:00pm

Location:

Fleischmann Planetarium | 301 S. Center St, Reno

Admission:

FREE

May Science Be With You

Presented by Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center

Join DRI for our first “May Science Be With You” Open House at our Reno campus! The event will feature DRI lab tours, hands-on activities with DRI faculty, science exhibits, food trucks, Star Wars characters, and Star Wars celebrity David West Reynolds, New York Times #1 best-selling author and Star Wars archaeologist as he shares his documentary “Journey to Tatouine.” This event will also showcase participants in the Nevada K-12 STEM Challenge. Science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to attend. Find out more…

Date & time:

Wednesday, May 15
4:00 – 8:00pm 

Location:

Desert Research Institute | 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno

Admission:

FREE

Bubble Extravaganza

Presented by Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

Learn about the science of BUBBLES at the Discovery, Reno’s hands-on science center! Enjoy FREE admission, May 16th, to the museum between 4-8pm and see bubble experiments and demonstrations! It’s good, clean fun! Find out more…

Date & time:

Thursday, May 16
4:00 – 8:00pm

Location:

The Discovery
490 S. Center Street, Reno

Admission:

FREE

Cars, Stars and Mars

Presented by the Nevada Space Center and the National Automobile Museum

Design and test virtual Mars Rovers. Take a photo of yourself next to one of the world’s only gold-plated Deloreans and watch Disney’s “Roving Mars” movie in the Museum Theater! Admission to these special events is FREE! Find out more…

Date & time:

Friday, May 17
4:00 – 8:00pm

Location:

National Automobile Museum
10 S. Lake Street Reno

Admission:

FREE

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The Northern Nevada Science & Technology Festival is a week-long community celebration of the innovation happening in our region. The festival will inspire and connect our community with the power of science and technology through hands-on school programs as well as a series of free, family-friendly events hosted by well-known formal and informal educational organizations throughout Northern Nevada.