New Mexico Science Fiesta

New Mexico Science Fiesta

Thank you for participating in the 5th annual Science Fiesta!

A Week-Long Celebration of Science!

Enjoy all events recorded on the NM Science Fiesta Youtube channel


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2020 Dates:

September 18-26

Thank you for participating in the 5th annual Science Fiesta!

Subscribe to the NM Science Fiesta Youtube Channel to watch all of the events uploaded in a convenient location.

Science Fiesta Youtube

2020 Dates:

September 18-26

Free, family-friendly and fun interactive virtual events.

Free, family-friendly and fun interactive virtual events.

Science Destinations

Science Destinations

Experience the many facets of STEAM in New Mexico

Explore science throughout New Mexico

Science in the Community - September 18-25

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You can view all of the Science in the Community events on our NM Science Fiesta Youtube Channel.


Join us for live-streamed events all week! Scheduled talks, demonstrations, tours, workshops, and more! Choose your events based on age group, topic, or date and time. Select events may require advanced registration. Connect with STEAM professionals and each other in fun, interactive platforms!


9/19, 1-1:30 pm. Tour Spaceport America's Operations Center with Alice Carruth

9/20, 10-10:30 am. Story Time - Joan Proctor, Dragon Doctor with Explora

9/22, 11-11:30 pm. Story Time - Stellaluna with New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network

9/24, 11-11:45 am. Explore, Play and Learn Science with PBSKids, for caretakers of children 3-5 years of age.


Event Feedback

NM Science Fiesta Expo - September 26, 10am -3pm

Science Fiesta Expo will be live-streamed! Visit this page on September 26 to tune in. Explosive demonstrations, real scientists, hands-on science and engineering activities for the whole family.  The expo will include rotating stage events and break-out activities

New Mexico Science Fiesta Expo Main Stage Events

10:00 AM
Weather Balloon

New Mexico State University<br>
National Weather Service El Paso

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11:30 AM

Science Girl's Lab

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1:00 PM
Fun With

Air Force Research Laboratory

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10:50-11:20 Break Out Event Choices

Explora Story Time

Get cozy and tune in as Ashleypresents story time for our youngest viewers!

Ashley from The University of New Mexico's School of Education will read Moonbear's Shadow by Frank Asch

Emerging Technologies for Kids

R4Creating, a local award-winning STEM program, will demonstrate some emerging technologies including 3D printing and CAD design, Robotics and even Drones!

12:20-12:50 Break Out Event Choices

Kids Yoga

Bhava Yoga Studio, Linda Brody

Geometry comes alive in this fun, interactive kids yoga class! Everyone can enjoy these simple, creative poses while creating pentagons, octagons, hexagons and more!

Fantastic Flames

Explora, Kevin Dilley
Investigate some of the amazing science behind fire! These demonstrations will showcase the dangerous yet intriguing phenomenon of fire.

1:50-2:20 Break Out Event Choices

Build your own Fractal!

Fractal Foundation, Jonathan Wolfe

Learn to make infinitely complex and beautiful fractals with paper, markers and scissors. Anyone can participate in this hands-on Fractivity and learn the inspiring connections between science, Marth and art.

Drones, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and more!

New Mexico Tech

Graduate and Undergraduate Students with the New Mexico Tech Mechanical Engineering Department will showcase cutting edge science and perform amazing demonstrations!

Science Fiesta Participating Organizations:



The Albuquerque Astronomical Society

Aztec Ruins National Monument

Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Bandelier National Monument

Big Jim Farms

Bradbury Science Museum

Build with Robots, Inc.

Central New Mexico Community College

Chaco Culture National History Park

CISTAR NSF Engineering Research Center

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network

The Dancing Turtle

Electric Playhouse

El Rancho de las Golondrinas



Field Institue of Toas

Fort Union National Monument

Fractal Foundation

Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center

HP Inc.

Junior Achievement of New Mexico

Kendra Scott

Kids Yoga with Linda Brody Bhava Yoga Studio


Land Art Generator Initiative

Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

The Mind Research Network

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

National Weather Service El Paso & Albuquerque

New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources

New Mexico EPSCoR SMART Grid Center

New Mexico Game & Fish

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST)

New Mexico PBS

The New Mexico Solar Energy Association

New Mexico State University

New Mexico Tech: Mechanical Engineering Dept.

NewSpace New Mexico

Octavia Fellen Public Library

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

The Public Library, Albuquerque and Bernalillo County


Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Sandia Mountain Natural History Center

Sandia National Laboratories

Santa Fe Public Schools

Science Girl’s Lab

Science on Tap!

Spaceport America

Speech & Hearing Clinic in NM

The Supercomputing Challenge


The University of New Mexico

UNM Center for Water and the Environment

UNM Family Development Program

UNM School of Engineering

Valles Caldera National Preserve

More presenters are being added every week - Check back often!

Thank you to our sponsors

The NM Science Fiesta is organized by Explora and STEM-NM in collaboration with New Mexico’s scientific, cultural, and educational organizations.

The NM Science Fiesta is organized by Explora and STEM-NM in collaboration with New Mexico’s scientific, cultural, and educational organizations.