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The San Diego Science and Engineering Festival will be held April 16 through May 7, 2022, in partnership with Generation STEAM! and County Parks.


Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 10am - 2pm 

Mercado Del Barrio: 1900 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113

This inclusive, outdoor community event will take place in the heart of Barrio Logan. Combining culture, science and art, the day will include a mix of student competitions, art displays, live exhibits, hands-on STEAM booths, and more! This is a family-friendly environment where curiosity and exploration intersect creativity and culture. Join us for hands-on activities, competitions, food, and fun!


In partnership with Live Well San Diego and County Parks

Sunday, May 1, 2022 | 12pm-3pm

San Dieguito County Park: 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Del Mar, CA 92014

During this outdoor community-facing event, we’ll be adding a little STEAM into a family day out at the park. Join local STEAM companies and community organizations for a scavenger hunt with a twist. Attendees will receive park maps for a scavenger hunt through the park's nature trails, along with passport books to visit interactive activities and booths to win prizes. The day will include a family-friendly band, local food trucks, and BYOP (bring your own picnic) if you choose! Bring your friends and family for a fun, educational day in the great outdoors. 


Saturday, May 7, 2022

STEAM Fair: 5:30-7:30 PM | Movie Starts at 7:30 PM 

Waterfront Park: 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

Join us for a family movie night, with a splash of learning! Held at Waterfront Park, this event is free of charge and open to all ages! Families will have the chance to gather together and watch the newly released “Sing 2” at San Diego’s iconic Waterfront Park. Before the movie starts, attendees will be able to engage with different booths, each with hands-on STEAM activities. The theme of the night is “building community with STEAM.”


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Wilderness Gardens County Preserve (Pala)

9 – 11 a.m. - $3 parking

Tour the County’s first open space preserve in this popular trek. View a historically significant grinding stone used by Native Americans and one of the first grist mills in Southern California. This 1.5-mile adventure is both easy and family-friendly – and you are welcome to extend your travels by continuing on the trail system or enjoying a picnic in the great outdoors!

Chapparal Blooms Hike at Flinn Springs County Park (El Cajon)

10 – 11:30 a.m. - $3 parking

Join park staff on a half-mile nature walk through Flinn Springs County Park. Learn about the area's history, the native flora and fauna and how the indigenous people thrived in the area. This time of year is typically great for blooms so plan to take a lot of pictures!

River Valley Hike at Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (South San Diego)

2 – 3 p.m.

Admire the beauty and diversity of the plant kingdom while cultivating an understanding of its importance to both indigenous and modern people. Trek through coastal sage scrub and venture into the riparian forest on this ranger-led adventure that meets at the campground amphitheater, located at 1942 Monument Road.



STEAM WEEK offers tons of virtual events that are open to the public at no cost to participate. Click here to connect to the full STEAM Week calendar.





These are just a few of our favorite experiements and career talks from STEAM Week 2021

Head to for access to all of the videos and resources!    



Live Well San Diego presents a fun activity for kids to perform an experiment to see how hand washing  can destroy viruses. 


Click the image above to download the Activity Booklet and learn on your own at home!


The Department of Environmental Health and Quality shares some fun experiments with Liquid Nitrogen, so cold at 320F. 



Learn a little about Dry Ice's unique properties and how it can be turned into bubbles with the Department of Environmental Healthy and Quality Team!


The Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures discusses what they do in the entomology lab with Dr. Cass!  


Watch this video about a chemical reaction that pops the top off of film canisters and see what happens when a closed container is pressurized. 



County of San Diego Vector Control Program shows you where and how mosquitoes live, how to prevent their breeding and how to protect yourself against bites. 


Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program explain how they protect the health of residents with continous beach water testing and beach postings.


 The Watershed Protection Program discusses different careers in Watershed Protection and reviews the Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer System.