Expo Days Visitor Information
Programs & Events
View the full list of Expo Day programs
Expo Zone Activities: Explore hands-on activities across the STEAM disciplines
Talks & Demonstrations, and Performances:
Visit the Expo Days center hub of activity a the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility to experience a weekend full of dazzling demonstrations, performances, and talks from experts across the STEAM disciplines. Talks, Demonstrations, and Performances can be found at the Festival Main Stage (Room 1130) and the Workshop Stage (center building lobby).
Tours & Open Houses:
There are SciFest events happening all across campus! Start at the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility and then hop on the Festival Campus Shuttle to make your way to tour locations.
All Events are Free of Charge!
All festival events are FREE of charge. If you'd like to support the festival in broadening access to STEAM education, donations are welcome and appreciated. You can contribute to our 2023 fundraising campaign here.
Expo Zone Map
The Expo Zone has a new location this year at the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, located at 642 Red Cedar Road on MSU's Campus. Programs and Maps will be available when you arrive. To pre-plan your visit, you can find a map of Expo Zone activities here.
There are plenty of parking options near the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, with both accessible and electric charging spots. We recommend trying Lot 79 first (south of football stadium and west of the STEM Building) or Lot 39 (south of International Center). Lot 56 (South of the STEM Building) and Lot 40 (Southeast of the International Center) are also nearby parking lots we would suggest trying if the other are full. You can find an interactive map of MSU's campus here.
Campus Shuttle (New in 2023!)
The STEM Teaching and Learning Facility is the center hub of activity during the STEAM Expo Days April 1 and 2, but there are tours and activities all across campus! This year we've chartered a shuttle that will take festival attendees across campus to various program locations. A map and shuttle schedule are coming soon.
There are acessible restrooms and personal health rooms throughout the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility where the Expo Zone is located.
Where to Grab a Bite to Eat
The Workshop Cafe in the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility will be open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2.
The Workshop Cafe offers plenty of grab & go items for purchase. You can find lounge seating throughout the building perfect for taking a break to refuel.
Festival Headquarters & Information
Have questions for the Science Festival team? Stop by the Festival Headquarters in Room 1100 of the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility.
Before starting out each day to enjoy the Festival events, if you are bringing children please designate a location where you will meet if you get separated. If you are a parent looking for your lost child on expo day, go to the Festival Headquarters in the STEM Teaching and Learning Facility in Room 1100.
Registration for Events
A small number of festival events require pre-registration due to limited seating and/or the need to prepare supplies in advance. To register for events that require pre-registration, please go to the Science Festival website schedule page: sciencefestival.msu.edu, and navigate to the appropriate event. If you do not pre-register and seats are full, you may not be able to attend.
Age ranges have been specified for each event. These are simply recommendations, except when noted as "required".
How to Support the Festival
If you would like to support the MSU Science Festival for next year, please visit the Science Festival website donation page or look for donation containers located at the information tables.