Welcome to iExploreSTEM

Thanks to the hard-working Iowa STEM community, STEM festivals are happening all over the state of Iowa.

To find out where, go to http://www.iowastem.gov/hubs/ and check out the calendar for your region.

Building on our Iowa success

iExploreSTEM is now in Idaho!!

We’re working to bring STEM festivals to and promote exciting STEM-related activities in the great potato state.

Want to help us in Idaho? Contact us.


iExlporeSTEM festivals are a series of hands-on, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) festivals in Iowa. They look and feel like a county fair or street festival.

Girl looking wide-eyed at a butterfly through a magnifying glass.

They -

  • are fun and free
  • are for children of all ages and their families
  • challenge children to think - to solve STEM problems
  • provide a way to meet STEM professionals from firefighters to architects to physicians
  • introduce children and their parents to careers in STEM. 

Kids can try their hand at as many or as few activities as strike their fancy. They might design and build a windmill, dissect a virtual cadaver, or explore a career through video games.


See iExploreSTEM in action

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