STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair

The 2018 STEM Day at the Fair is scheduled for Sunday, August 19, 2018.

For this family-friendly event, we fill the State Fair’s Grand Concourse with opportunities to learn about how STEM touches our lives daily and to experience hands-on activities from more than 20 organizations across the state.

The Iowa STEM booth on the East end of the STEM exhibits will hand out FREE drawstring backpacks and collect your "STEM Day at the Fair Checklist" to win cool prizes. Once you've got hands-on with STEM, take a seat and enjoy a STEM stage performance. One will happen every hour on the big STEM Stage located with the exhibits on the Grand Concourse.

The festivities last from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with admission tickets to the State Fair discounted that day at:

  • $8 for adults ages 12+
  • $4 for children ages 6-11
  • Free for children under age 5

Sponsors for 2018 STEM Day at the Iowa State Fair include: Accumold, Cognizant, HNI, ITC, Iowa Workforce Development, PhRMA, Principal and Rockwell Collins.

Connect with us at the State Fair by following us on Twitter or Instagram at @IowaSTEM or find us on Facebook—Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

To see more about the event, check out our 2016 event report.

For more information on the Iowa State Fair, visit