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3rd Annual Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival Announced

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Taken from the press release:

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is excited to announce its third annual Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival taking place Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. This free festival makes for a perfect family outing that is both entertaining and educational for all ages. From Lego car racing to magnetic robots and live animal encounters, families will not want to miss this opportunity to embark on a journey of discovery through intriguing exhibition booths, interactive experiments, and performances that explore the intersection of science and art.

The festival will feature engaging exhibits, workshops, and hands-on activities presented by over 20 participating community organizations including the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, Bionerds Inc, Brain Builders STEM Education, Bytes and Bots, Challenge Island Irvine, Child Creativity Lab, Columbia Memorial Space Center, Discovery Cube, Environmental
Nature Center, Girl Scouts of Orange County, Girls IN Focus, Irvine Public Schools Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Mesa Water, Orange County 4-H, Orange County Boy Scouts of America,” Orange County Science and Engineering Fair (OCSEF), Play-Well TEKnologies, Santa Ana Zoo, Science Heads Inc., and Shared Science.

The festival will also include performances from Polyglot Theatre’s BEES and The Side Street Strutters, as well additional free activities including mini train rides, balloon twisters, airbrush tattoos, and a bubble play area provided by BubblePOP.
Food will be available for purchase at George’s Café on-site, Buen Appetit Food Truck https://www.buenappetittruck.com/ (global comfort cuisine), and Cali Delights Food Truck https://www.calidelights.net/ (churros and other dessert options). Attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments, however outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, barbecues, and food preparation will not be permitted on the Plaza.

Talena Mara, Vice President of Education at Segerstrom Center for the Arts shares “Providing space for students and families to be curious and creative together is a priority at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. We have been a local resource for high-quality direct services arts in education programs to schools and community organizations for decades. Understanding the important role the arts play in learning across all subject areas, the Center offers programming that emphasizes development in a student’s career pathway, advanced communication skills and emotional maturity in students, including programs that focus on the intersection where Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) meet the arts (STEAM). We are so pleased to be offering a fun family day on Segerstrom Center’s beautiful Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at the Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival, where everyone will have a chance to be a curious, creative explorer for the day.”
Segerstrom Center for the Arts applauds the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for its lead support of the Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival with additional support from Mesa Water District.
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