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June 8, 2024 • TUNE Center at HCC • 510 Thomas Run Road • Bel Air, MD

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The Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival is happening Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the TUNE Center at Harford Community College, 510 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, Md. This event will happen RAIN or SHINE! The Festival has many activities all day! Read on...

Magic of Science Fair

Setup for the Magic of Science Fair begins at 8 am with sign-in and setup for participants. Judging and interviews will begin at 9 am. The public is welcome to attend and view the students' projects, ask questions, and provide support for our students in STEM, beginning at 10 am for people with differing abilities, and 11 am for the general public.

Magic of Science Family Festival

The Magic of Science Family Festival begins at 10 am for people with differing abilities, and 11 am for the general public. The Festival is a free day of STEM activities, exhibits, and vendors. There will be something for everyone!

Check the weather! Bring water and/or your water bottle to fill at the TUNE Center. The 2024 Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival will happen rain or shine!

The TUNE Center at Harford Community College is located at 510 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. Please take a look at the map link below to get a better idea of where that is in relation to where you are.

Event Operations

Event Operations is located on Level One, Room 112. Level One is one level down from the main entrance and lobby and opens out onto the greens.

Event Operations will be your first stop for the following:

  • Questions
  • Assistance locating a lost child
  • Lost and found
  • First aid station

Check the weather! Bring water and/or your water bottle to fill at the TUNE Center. The 2024 Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival will happen rain or shine!

Check back for the 2024 Event Map.

The Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival will have signs and posters located on Churchville Road, Thomas Run Road, the TUNE Center and Harford Community College parking lots, and inside throughout the event. These signs and posters will help you arrive without frustration and navigate the TUNE Center to find and participate in all the fun!

The Discovery Center at Water's Edge could not hold this amazing community event without the help of our sponsors. Our sponsors have donated financially, but have also been generous with their time, expertise, and resources. Take a moment to meet our 2023 sponsors, and if you see them out in the community, thank them for taking pride in our children and in STEM in throughout the region.

Exhibitors will be hosting exciting spaces throughout the 2024 Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival. Exhibitors will have activities and opportunities to learn for everyone! Check back for our 2024 Exhibitors, but read below about our 2023 Exhibitors for a taste of what's to come...

2023 Exhibitors

Main Entrance (Outside)

  • Balloon Magic
  • Discovery Center at Water's Edge
  • Food Trucks and Dining Tables
  • Army Vehicles
  • Farm Equipment
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Club on the Go

Level Two (Inside Main Entrance)

  • Science Fair Check In Table (8–9) (Science Fair sponsored by APG FCU)
  • TechGirlz Registration Table (10–3)
  • Harford County Modular Railroad
  • Indoor Kids Zone
  • TechGirlz (Rooms 205, 214, and 215)
  • Science Fair Judges Concierge (Room 213)
  • Staff and Exhibitor Green Room
  • Self Defense (Overlook)
  • Science of Fingerprints (Overlook)
  • Aliens vs. Predators (Overlook)

Level One (Downstairs)

  • Magic of Science Fair (Rooms 113, 115, 117; awards in Auditorium, room 102) (Science Fair sponsored by APG FCU)
  • Amazing Algae Class (Room 104; space limited, signup required)
  • Virtual Reality (Room 105; space limited, signup required)
  • Event Operations (Room 112)
  • Robotics Arena (located in the café; sponsored by LUFCO)
    • FIRST LEGO League
    • LEGO Club
    • FIRST Tech Challenge
    • RoboMasters
    • FIRST Robotics Competition
    • Sphero Bots
  • Towson University Northeastern (Café)

Portico (Outside, Downstairs)

  • Army Test and Evaluation Command
    • Army Robots
    • Balloon Cars
    • Body Armor
    • Whack-a-Dummy
  • Radio Station

Grass Tier Below Portico (Outside)

  • Carnival Games
  • Outdoor Kids Zone

Tier 1 (Tent A)

  • A1 Bouncy Balls (New York Life)
  • A2 Math Games (C5ISR)
  • A3 Understanding Physical Science (ARL)
  • A4 Mars Mission (ARL: Mars)
  • A5 LEAP into STEM (HCPL)
  • A6 Chicken Watering System (LufCo)
  • A7 How Money Grows (APG FCU)

Tier 2 (Tent B)

  • B1 Harmful and Beneficial Insects (CBC)
  • B2 What is Bernoulli's Principle? (CBC)
  • B3 Physic-al Phenoms (CBC)
  • B4 Under the Microscope (CBC)
  • B5 Argonomics (Maryland STEM Festival)
  • B6 Detectoring: Finding Treasure Underground
  • B7 Circuits and Games (HCPS)
  • B8 Interactive Public Health Activities (Army Public Health)
  • B9 Kinetic Sand Activity (STEAM Quest)

Tier 3 (Tent C)

  • C1 Exploring the Stars (Harford Astro)
  • C2 Build a Catapult (Snapology)
  • C3 LEGO Spin Art (SWN)
  • C4 Health Sciences (UCHS)
  • C5 Glowing DNA (HCC STEM)
  • C6 Visit Harford Community College
  • C7 Drone Demonstrations (HCC)
  • C8 Drone Exhibitions  (SURVICE is the Magic of Science Festival Presenting Sponsor)
  • C9 Navigation Software (ARGO)
  • C10 Math and Science Activities (York College)
  • C11 Drones for Farming (Cecil College)

Check back for our 2024 Food Trucks! Read the list below of our 2023 Food Trucks for a taste of what's to come...

Volunteers that are scheduled to assist at the 2024 Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival should arrive at the TUNE Center, 510 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, Md., (HCC Entrance 7, see HCC Campus Map) at their assigned time and check in at the Volunteer/Exhibitor Registration tent located in the main TUNE parking lot loading and unloading zone as depicted in the map shown below.

 

If you would like to volunteer your time, please take this link to fill out our volunteer registration form. We need you! There will be volunteer jobs available from directing cars in the parking lot, helping people cross the road, answering questions and directing people within the event, staffing the lost and found, and so much more.

The 2023 Magic of Science Fair was sponsored by APG FCU

Magic of Science Fair participants should plan to arrive at about 8 am. Turn in at HCC Entrance 7 (see HCC Campus Map) and enter the building at the main entrance of the TUNE Building on the second floor. (see Event Map) You will be directed to the location for your project set up, which is on the first floor. Go to your project location first, and then begin setting up your display. Judging begins at 9 am. The Awards Ceremony starts at 2:30 pm, in the Auditorium, Room 102.

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Discovery Center at Water’s Edge is a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) and donations are generally tax deductible.

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