For the kids: Have a blast at the NC Science Festival

Get a hands-on experience with all things science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

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The Asheville Museum of Science has an event every Saturday this month.

Photo courtesy of Asheville Museum of Science

Grownups, hand the phone over to your kid. We got a question for you — yes, you, kiddo.

Have you ever wanted to make a bottle rocket? Spell your name in a secret code? Well, now’s the time. The North Carolina Science Festival is back. All of April, there will be events that let you be the scientist.

There’s tons of events to try, but here’s two totally free ideas:

  • Want to be an astronaut when you grow up? Tell your family to take you to the UNC Asheville Quad on Thursday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. You can make a bottle rocket at Up and Atom or stare directly at the sun with a special telescope.
  • Go to the Full STEAM Ahead! every Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Asheville Museum of Science. Bonus: You get to take your own kit home.

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