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Festival-style science entertainment at the Segerstrom Center for the whole family!

About the Festival

The Beckman Arts & Science Family Festival invites innovators of all ages to explore the connections between science and the arts through a FREE day of engaging performances, interactive exhibits and hands-on activities from local STEM/STEAM organizations, along with festival food and family-friendly fun!

When: May 6, 2023* from 11:30am-2:30pm

Where: Julianne and George Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

*The date for this event has now passed, but you can check out our festival photos below!

Save the date for the 2024 festival: Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 12:30pm-3:30pm.

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“The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is committed to encouraging our next generation to approach science and technology with curiosity and excitement to unlock the full creative potential of tomorrow’s inventors and explorers. We are proud to partner with Segerstrom Center for the Arts and so many different organizations across Orange County who will be bringing their unique approaches to engaging young minds in STEM to the Argyros Plaza. This venue offers a unique setting to host such a variety of hands-on activities in a relaxed, festival-style event to make STEM approachable and fun! We hope to see you there!”

Dr. Anne Hultgren, Executive Director of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
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Local organizations bring hands-on exhibits and demonstrations to engage kids of all ages in learning and experiencing science and engineering programs.

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Performance Schedule, Participating Organizations, Activities, Food Vendors, and Venue Information: