Bradbury Science Museum ScienceFest Activities

From left, Mireya Rodriguez, Nicole Bariahtaris and Dominic Brooks interact with the Climate Prisms Display at the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/LANL Climate Prisms Team

BSM News:

The Bradbury Science Museum has many activities planned for ScienceFest, a three-day festival of interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers meant to engage kids, families and individuals interested in life-long learning of science, technology, engineering and math.

During the week, community businesses and organizations will be presenting events throughout the county culminating in Festival Day at Ashley Pond Saturday, July 18. The Bradbury Science Museum is participating by hosting a number of events, most of them featuring Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, engineers and technical staff. 

To find out more, visit the Los Alamos ScienceFest webpage at

Here is a list of ScienceFest activities planned by the Museum:

Thursday, July 16

  • 5:30– 7 p.m. SCIENCE ON TAP: Featuring Nathaniel Morgan on “From Trinity to Artificial Joints: How Computational Mathematics Has Changed Our World” at UnQuarked Wine Room.

Friday, July 17


  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Building Location Aware Apps on the iPhone (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) Sign up for a FREE workshop (includes pizza!) where you will learn how to program and run your own iPhone app that uses GPS technology.
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – CLIMATE PRISMS OPEN HOUSE: Tour this new interactive exhibit at the museum and meet its creators at the while enjoying refreshments and conversation.

Saturday, July 18

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – DRONE ZONE:  Ashley Pond, by bringing your own drone or flying one of ours. There will be two obstacle courses – one for beginners and one for masters – where you can compete for awesome prizes!
  • Noon to 4 p.m. – SCIENCE & SUDS: Visit with a scientist at the beer garden at Ashley Pond.
  • 12 p.m. TBD
  • 1 p.m.  Bryce Tappan – Working With Rocket Propellant
  • 2 p.m. Nina Lanza – Updates from Mars
  • 3 p.m. TBD
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