Family Science Fest, Sponsored by Microsoft The International Space Elevator Consortium presents the fourth annual Family Science Fest on Saturday, August 23. This day-long, family-friendly event has something for everyone and you'll have the entire museum to explore, top to bottom. Local companies, organizations, schools and universities will offer hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations with the focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Roam the museum's Side Gallery and watch teams compete in a special robotics competition; visit Robot Alley and the Gadget Gallery; participate in a special STEM Scavenger Hunt; learn about the Space Elevator and its importance to mankind at Space Elevator 101 and 201 presentations. Thanks to Microsoft and the Museum of Flight for sponsoring this event. This event is included with Museum admission and also coincides with the first day of the Honeywell STEM Back-to-School Weekend event.