Seriously, the Magic School Bus will be there with Ms. Frizzle. (I think it's her fault that I was never over the moon with most of my sons' teachers. Who could measure up to her? My younger guy's kindergarten teacher was as close as anyone got.)
Other stellar guests include:
- Danica McKellar, the real-life math whiz who played Winnie on The Wonder Years
- William Phillips, a Nobel prize-winning scientist
- Bill Nye the Science Guy (of course!)
- Bedtime Math's Laura Overdeck
- Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs
- They Might Be Giants
- Nate Ball from Design Squad
- Kareem Abdul-Jabar
Truly, there's someone for everyone.
The festival will feature an expo, a book fair, stage shows, movies, magic shows, a chance to meet STEM professionals and so much more.
Check out their special programs for schools,which includes a Festival preview day on April 25. Homeschoolers, and military families are also welcome to attend Sneak Peak Friday.
It's a free event, but they ask people to pre-register to help gauge attendance. Bonus: if you do so you'll be entered to win cool prizes.
Speaking of which, there are two contests for kids in grades K-12 affiliated with the Festival. Check them out!
It sounds like tons of fun and has been on my radar for months. I don't think I'll be able to attend, but there is this:
Yes, The Maker Mom is an official Festival Partner!
If you live near DC, put this on your schedule. If you're far away like me, follow along on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
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