The 2023 Cool Science Festival took place from Sep. 30 – Oct. 15. The largest and most popular event of the festival, the Cool Science Carnival Day for Kids kickoff, was held at UCCS and included demonstration shows, more than 80 hands-on STEAM activity stations, animal encounters and more.
The free carnival is presented by Cool Science and dozens of additional companies, schools, museums, clubs, nonprofits and other organizations from throughout eastern Colorado. More than 90 events are offered over the 16-day period.
The carnival began back in 2009, and was immediately popular – so much so that its creators expanded it the following year to create the multi-day celebration of all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) that the event is today.