Contact: Emily Springer, Communication Manager, Communication and Information Technology, University Outreach and Engagement,

EAST LANSING, MI — The 11th annual Michigan State University Science Festival has released its full schedule of free events that celebrate and explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Beginning April 1, individuals are invited to attend events held on MSU’s campus and select sites throughout the state.

“We’re thrilled to provide another year of educational opportunities to learners of all ages surrounding the disciplines of STEAM,” said Kwesi Brookins, associate provost for University Outreach and Engagement. “By offering a variety of programs, we hope to promote science literacy in communities throughout Michigan and provide attendees with a better understanding of the world around us.”

The monthlong festival kicks off with STEAM Expo Days on April 1 and 2, where attendees can explore the world of insects by visiting the MSU Bug House, dive into the history of music through hands-on activities with MSU’s Community Music School, or even assemble a battery using lemons and potatoes with MSU professors of chemical engineering.

On April 8, The Falling Tree Collaborative invites attendees to submerge themselves in the joint efforts of scientists and composers who use music to explain themes of climate change, sustainable food production, and plant systems. This program will take place at MSU’s Cook Recital Hall and requires attendees to preregister. As tickets are almost sold out, the event will be streamed through Science Festival sponsor, WKAR, at this link.

Other featured events for the 2023 MSU Science Festival include: 

In addition to the programs, tours, and hands-on learning on MSU’s campus, participants will have the opportunity to connect with scientific venues in regions throughout Michigan, including the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, and the Belle Isle Nature Center in Detroit. 

All events are free. A full listing, frequently asked questions, resources for educators, and more can be found at Michigan State University’s Science Festival website