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It's possibly the biggest science and engineering bash ever. The USA Science & Engineering Festival expo takes place October 23 and 24th on the National Mall in Washington, DC, capping a two-week celebration of science and engineering around the country. The aim? To inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. All events and expo exhibits are free and open to the public.

The expo will feature over 1,500 free hands-on activities from over 750 science and engineering organizations, and over 75 stage shows featuring science celebrities, magicians, jugglers, rappers, and more. Participants include the National Science Foundation, Lockheed Martin, National Institutes of Health, Scientific American, Sandia National Laboratories, SpaceX, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The two-day Expo is perfect for teens, children, and families, or anyone with a curious mind who is looking for a weekend of fun and discovery.

At the National Center for Science Education's expo booth you can "find yourself on the tree of life"—a hands-on challenge where you trace the family trees of humans, dinosaurs, birds, and other organisms.


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