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2016 Lehigh Valley FAST

The Da Vinci Science Center presents the Lehigh Valley Festival of Art, Science, and Technology (FAST) with Make Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Sept 11, 2016, at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.

Lehigh Valley FAST is a free carnival-style celebration during which dozens of exhibitors offer non-stop family-friendly experiments, and interactive activities. The festival’s purpose is to engage people from all socioeconomic backgrounds in inspiring and entertaining experiences with art, science, and technology and raise awareness of careers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Festivals produced by the Da Vinci Science Center have taken place every other year since 2012 and build upon a national movement begun in 2007 to hold community science festivals across the United States. The name of Lehigh Valley FAST adopted in 2016 represents a widening variety of experiences for festival visitors and highlights the connections between science and the arts.


Food and Refreshments

  • Concession stands will be open throughout the event
  • Food will be available for purchase

What Families Can Do

  • Check out the Math Midway 2 Go traveling exhibition
  • Make LEGO racing cars with Team Igutech Robotics
  • Experiment with an underwater robot with Wildlands Conservancy
  • Meet animal ambassadors from the Lehigh Valley Zoo from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Learn to solder with Make Lehigh Valley while supplies last
  • Learn to code with Lehigh Valley Girl Develop It
  • Be America’s Next Top Doctor by trying Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Robotic Surgery Simulator game
  • Explore the structure and function of human and animal organs and talk with real physicians from Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine and St. Luke’s University Network
  • Make music with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra
  • Create circuits with PA Cyber Charter School
  • Test the “Kilowatt machine” from PPL Dollar Energy Fund
  • Play the Robot that Totally Saved Cleveland card game
  • Explore metal roofing and energy savings and operate a mini roll-former with ATAS International, Inc.
  • Have fun with brains with the Cedar Crest College Neuroscience Program
  • Launch your own completely human-powered paper air rocket from the PPL Center floor with MTS ventures
  • Explore crazy bots and rainbow circuits with The STEAM Sisters
  • Enjoy many more fun activities for the whole family


Full List of Exhibitors

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When it is
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
What it is
Festival of Art, Science, and Technology
Who Can Take Part
Where it is
PPL Center, Allentown, Pa.
How Much It Costs

2016 Festival Partners and Sponsors


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