September 15, 2018
Julianne & George Argyros Plaza
Arts + Science = Family Fun at the first Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival coming to the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center
for the Arts on September 15, 2018. FREE entertainment, hands-on activities for the curious of all ages, fascinating and informative exhibits plus
imagination-expanding workshops will fill the day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Guests will be enthralled by the incomparable Doktor Kaboom!, Aman Dance,
Phantom Projects Theatre Group, Dino Encounters and The MoonRays. And the Center’s own over-sized creative building kits will inspire and challenge
budding architects and engineers. All activities combine elements of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). This day of discovery,
experimentation and fun is made possible through the Center’s partnership with the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
Dr. Anne Hultgren, PhD, Executive Director of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation said, “Encouraging our next generation to approach science with curiosity
and to learn it through innovation is a guiding principle at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. We understand the long-term value of enabling
children to acquire their own answers for the “how” and “why” questions to build a foundation for learning. There are many paths and opportunities
that can drive a lifelong passion for science, and we believe it’s important to share with kids a variety of STEAM activities that can help them explore
their diverse interests. As title sponsor of the Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival, we’re excited to partner with Segerstrom Center for the
Arts to bring this unique event to Orange County – we hope to see you there!”
Segerstrom Center for the Arts Vice President of Education Talena Mara said, “We are so grateful to the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for making
it possible for us to invite families from all of Orange County’s diverse communities to come to our Argyros Plaza and have a chance to be curious,
creative and to explore the fascinating intersection of the arts and science. Studies and academic reports, including the Center’s recent collaboration
with the National Science Foundation, continue to confirm that the arts and science, technology, engineering and mathematics are complimentary.
Our Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival will provide wonderful and fascinating opportunities to experience the synergy firsthand.”
Many community arts, science and education organizations are also adding their STEAM to the day: Discovery Science Foundation, Kids@Science Foundation,
National College Resources Foundation, MagiKid Robotics Lab, Brain Builders, Irvine Public Schools Foundation and Science Heads.
BECKMAN ARTS AND SCIENCE FAMILY FESTIVAL
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Julianne and George Argyros Plaza
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Tickets: FREE, non-ticketed In person - The Box Office 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Online - SCFTA.org Phone - (714) 556-2787 Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily Group Sales - (714) 755-0236
reprinted from Aug. 15 release by scfta.org
updated Aug. 20