10/20/18 SATURDAY

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



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 www.creativesday.org.


Hands On! Discovery Center - DIY Custom Hula Hoop Construction

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20 , 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

REGION: East Tennessee

WHERE: Hands On! Discovery Center, Gray

COST: $8 per person for members, $10 per person for non-members, while supplies last.

WHAT: Stop by to design, build, and decorate your very own custom hula hoop specially fitted for you.  Discover the science of engineering and physics while gaining some fantastic hula hooping moves. 

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum - Song and Story Time: Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away read by author Ketch Secor (Ages 3-5 with Adults)

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018,  10:00 am–10:45 am

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE:  Ford Theater at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

COST: Free with museum admission

WHAT:  Old Crow Medicine Show founder and Grammy-winning musician Ketch Secor has teamed up with Ashley Bryan Award-winning illustrator Higgins Bond to createLorraine, a sweeping, epic Americana story about the power of music and family. Secor will read from the book and play some tunes on fiddle and harmonica. Secor will also talk about his early days of learning to become a performer and the American folk music traditions that inspired Lorraine. He will sign copies of the book following the program.



The Metal Museum - Repair Days - Family Fun Day

WHEN:  Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: The Metal Museum, Memphis

COST: Free; fees for hands-on activities

WHAT: Repair Days is the Metal Museum's largest annual fundraiser. Family Fun Day occurs on the Saturday of this multi-day event and features various hands-on activities, kid-friendly games, and demonstrations. Attendees will be able to make their own custom aluminum art tile ($20) and watch an Iron Pour in the afternoon.