iExploreSTEM festivals are a series of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) festivals in Iowa. They have the look and feel of a county fair or street festival. They are:
- fun and free
- for children of all ages and their families
- challenging children to think - to solve STEM problems
- providing a way to meet STEM professionals from firefighters to architects to physicians
- introducing 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 careers through video games.