The Connection Tutoring Center - STEAM

WHEN:  Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: The Connection Tutoring Center, 4726 Poplar Ave., Suite 7, Memphis, TN 38117

COST: Free


Kids will learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math work together with our fun, free activities:

  • Making original designs, memes, photos, and drawings for science and coding demonstrations

  • Coding simple programs from their own designs and memes

  • Modeling allergic reactions and other cell activities with our Giant Cell where kids and adults can “be” different organelles and compete for energy points

  • Math bingo



Frist Art Museum - Paris 1900: City of Entertainment at The Frist

WHEN:  Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: The Frist

COST: Free. First come, first served, while supplies last

WHAT:  La vie est belle! Celebrate the joie de vivre of Paris at the Frist! In 1900, the City of Light hosted L’Exposition universelle, a world’s fair, to usher in the new century with innovation and prosperity. Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy a day of performances and activities inspired by the exhibition Paris 1900: City of Entertainment and the International Exposition.

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Discovery Center at Murfree Spring - National Chemistry Week: “Atoms and Molecules in S-P-A-A-A-C-E”

WHEN:  Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Discovery Center, Murfreesboro

COST: Included with Discovery Center Admission - $8 per person, Children under 2 are free.

WHAT:  The 2018 theme for National Chemistry Week is “Chemistry is out of this world!”  Fun and family-friendly hands-on activities will include learning how chemists identify atoms and molecules in outer space by examining their “fingerprints in light”.  Participants will also explore atomic layers of carbon and build soccer ball-shaped models of C60 molecules that scientists using powerful infrared telescopes have found in signals from interstellar space. Resources for classroom activities will be freely available for teachers.


Chucalissa Archaeological Museum - Archaeology Day

WHEN:  Saturday October 20, 2018

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Chucalissa Archaeological Museum, Memphis

COST: $6/adult, $4/child (4-11), $4/senior(60+), Free University of Memphis students, faculty & staff with ID

WHAT: This family-friendly event offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the prehistoric Native Americans of Memphis through hands-on, engaging activities. Learn to make prehistoric tools & pottery, try using a prehistoric weapon called the atlatl, watch a demonstration of bead weaving, or join a guided hike of the nature trail.

Five in One Social Club - Marbling Workshop

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Five in One Social Club, Memphis

COST: $40 (includes materials)

WHAT: This workshop explores the beautiful art of marbling. We'll show you how to create patterns with special dyes and tools on the surface of thickened water. These designs transfer onto paper or fabric almost as if by magic!

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum - Explore Steel Guitar (Ages 7+)

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. 

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

COST: Free with museum admission, Limited seating.

WHAT:  Despite the instrument’s relatively recent invention and evolution, the steel guitar has come to epitomize the sound of country music. In this hands-on program, musician/educators Adam Ollendorff and Robin Ruddy will provide a background of the steel guitar family as they explore the sounds of lap steel, pedal steel, and Dobro. Guests will be invited to try out some techniques following the presentation. Ollendorff has performed on steel guitar with Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, and Kacey Musgraves. Ruddy has toured with Vince Gill, Ray Stevens, and Rod Stewart.



Murfreesboro Parks and Rec - Perform Murfreesboro Makeup Workshop (Ages 12-17)

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park

COST: Free with Perform Murfreesboro Membership, or by mention STEAM Festival when calling to register.

WHAT:  MUST Call 615-867-7244 to register. Limit 12 students for this workshop

Spend a day immersed in special effects makeup at The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center! Learn to apply blood and gore makeup. This class is great for any 12-17 teenager who is interested in theatre or special effects. Teens that take this program may be given the opportunity to help assist with special effects makeup for a Perform Murfreesboro Production!


Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles - Bowling Off STEAM! Presented by Discovery Center

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11:00 am - 2:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Lanes, Trains, and Automobiles, Murfreesboro

COST: Free admission, Click here for LTA Prices

WHAT:  Have you ever thought about the science and technology in a bowling alley, or your favorite arcade game? You can find out the answers to these questions and more at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles. The Discovery Center Education Team will be onsite as part of the Tennessee STEAM Festival with exciting hands-on activities that explore the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics within a bowling alley and video arcade!


Nashville Public Library - 3rd Annual Creatives’ Day

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Nashville Public Library, Main Branch

COST: Free

WHAT:  The Creatives’ Day Organization of Nashville, TN will host Creatives’ Day on Saturday, October 20th from 11am to 2pm at the Downtown Nashville Public Library. This free celebration includes Nashville Public Library's first ever community mural dedication and reveal, co-placemaking art activity for kids sponsored by Nashville's Metro Arts Commission, live music, poetry, face painting, and arts & crafts activities for the entire family. For more information, visit