Imaginology is calling kids…of all ages

Kids of all ages can power their imaginations at Imaginology while learning about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) at the free event taking place April 13-14 at the OC Fair & Event Center.

This exciting exploration of STEAM-related topics is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free and most activities are included. Parking is $12 and some food options will be available for purchase.

Imaginology is where curious kids and families go to discover and learn by doing at a variety of exhibits and activities and is OC Fair & Event Center’s largest community give-back event.

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Science fun

Family-friendly activities and competitions for Imaginology include:

NOW OPEN – Youth competitions: Students can showcase their talents this year with a mural project and cardboard engineering. The competitions are free to enter and open to Orange County students. The deadline for online entry submissions is March 29 and projects will need to be dropped off April 7.

Centennial Farm: Imaginology visitors can check out the amazing animals and California crops on the three-acre working farm and enjoy an oxen exhibition, blacksmithing, chicken education, radish-seed planting, terrarium-making and the OC Beekeepers exhibit and other hands-on activities.

Free activities: Learning about STEAM while having fun is the aim of Imaginology and exhibitors will offer lots of things to do and see. Fort Blisters Boot Camp, located near Heroes Hall, is returning so kids can enjoy fun physical activities. Demonstrations, make-and-take projects and unique experiences await.

Family-friendly entertainment: Local talent will be on display on the Imaginology stage. Performances will range from singing groups to dance troupes and offer a great opportunity to take a break and enjoy the entertainment.

4-H competitions: Local youth are judged on their abilities to raise livestock, their understanding of animal and veterinary sciences and their projects on a variety of topics. Judging will take place at Imaginology.

The OC Fair & Event Center-produced event began as the Youth Expo and was later renamed Imaginology and focused on STEAM, offering a weekend of free family activities.

OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

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