The highly anticipated, award-winning, iconic Los Alamos ScienceFest returns this July with new events, including a free concert with the winner of The Voice and New Mexico native Chevel Shepherd Friday, July 12.
With six days of discoveries, learning and scientific fun in Los Alamos—the home of groundbreaking science and the place where discoveries are made—this year’s event is themed “Eureka!” and runs July 9-14, with Discovery Day taking place Saturday, July 13.
Paying homage to Archimedes and his “Eureka!” moment, which occurred in a bathtub, as well as recognizing local ties to Los Alamos’ Bathtub Row, ScienceFest 2019 will be a celebration of the history of science in Los Alamos, as well as the scientific discoveries that continue in Los Alamos today.
“Los Alamos is widely known as a hub for scientists and world-changing scientific discoveries,” said Los Alamos County Marketing Manager Kelly Stewart. “This July, we invite all to come and celebrate our culture of discovery, as well as to inspire ingenuity and a love for science for all ages. This year, in addition to incredible learning opportunities, interactive exhibits, and family-friendly events, we’re honored to present a free concert from New Mexico’s own Chevel Shepherd. ScienceFest 2019 will be one for the books, and whether you’re planning summer vacations in the area or you live down the road, a trip to Los Alamos this July is a must.”
Throughout the week, attendees can explore the area’s rich past of science with guided walking tours from the Los Alamos History Museum or daily 90-minute Atomic City Van Tours of Los Alamos. For those who wish to explore on their own, they can unlock the secrets of the “Secret City” with a self-guided Spy Tour.
ScienceFest also will offer interactive events, hands-on science, chances to learn from experts, and more. Discovery Day Saturday is a full day of science, with chances to “find your Eureka! moment,” as well as a kids’ activity area, food, fun, and demonstrations at Ashley Pond Park.