City of STEM Science Festival Kicks Off Month of Activities
If anyone thinks science is boring, they weren’t at Saturday’s annual City of STEM Science Festival at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.
The family-friendly festival celebrated the pursuit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Thousands of people attended the event in Downey where visitors got to do everything from operating robots to using virtual reality headsets to experience life on Mars or sitting in the Apollo Command Module.
Bill Nye the Science Guy, who has introduced thousands of television viewers to science, was the guest speaker.
“The best is yet ahead for us,” he told the crowd. “STEM is how we all got here. I’m an engineer, I use science to solve problems, but we want everyone in the world to understand."
The annual festival marked the beginning of a month-long series of science-themed activities throughout Southern California.