World Science Festival Street Fair

When:Sunday, June 6, 2010
Time:10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Where:Washington Square Park
1 Washington Square E
Bounded by Waverly Pl, 4th St
University Pl, and MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011

From the site:

The New York University/Washington Square Park area will become a science wonderland when the World Science Festival Youth and Family Street Fair returns to New York City on Sunday, June 6. This free, day-long extravaganza showcases the intrigue and pure fun of science with a non-stop program of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. Join us for a day of family fun. Some highlights of this year’s Fair include:

Author’s Alley
Wind your way from the street fair into electric conversations about penguins, space, and being short, with some of the country’s freshest children’s and young adult book authors. The program will feature readings, along with book signings and a book fair, where audience members can interact one-on-one with authors.

Central Park Zoo’s Wildlife Theater
Join Robbie the Roach in “Big Bug Boogie” for a fun and scientific journey to discover why insects are important to plants, animals and even humans. Then fly like a butterfly on a 3,000 mile-adventure with “The Tale of Flutterby and Piggle” as you explore the collaborative relationships in nature.

The Math Midway
Discover your probability as you spin the Universal Wheel of Chance, ride a Square-Wheeled Tricycle, and make a Mechanical Monkey walk the Number-Line Tightrope at the carnival-themed Math Midway.

The Bio Bus
Explore the microscopic world inside the earth-friendliest bus and mobile laboratory. Meet Dr. Ben Dubin-Thaler and his BioBus and say hello to our smallest neighbors – single-celled life forms. All of this powered by wind, solar, and biofuel! Ages 5+

Franklin Institute Traveling Scientists
Can liquid nitrogen be used to make a cannon? Does air really take up space? What does it take to launch a rocket or a hot air balloon? This band of merry scientists will get to the bottom of these questions and more through a series of demonstrations that are certain to amaze.

NY Hall of Science

Explore the science behind bubbles, get a close up view of a cow eye dissection, and learn about symmetry as you create fluttering butterflies to “make and take.”

Math for America

Math for America hosts an all day “sit-and-go” SET competition, an addictive and fast paced game that challenges players of all ages to strengthen their skills of logic and visual perception.

Liberty Science Center

Join Liberty Science Center as they deliver their own signature hands-on science excitement to the World Science Festival! Participate in some Trash Talking, discover the Global Microscope then take part in the “coolest” demonstration ever.

Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels

The Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels will be cruising by with live animals. From owls to alligators and porcupines to parrots, The Zoo on Wheels is guaranteed to bring out the animal lover in everyone.

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