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Explore everyday science at Science@Stockmen’s Park, a free, accessible monthly outdoor event for children, teens, and adults. From April through October, Quest will offer fun science activities, stage shows, music, and more.  Each event will feature a different theme and a dozen hands-on investigations.

Who should attend?

Everyone is welcome! You are invited explore activities related to each monthly theme.  Activities are geared for children ages 3 and up, teens, and adults. There will be something for everyone, including advance science concepts. Spanish speaking volunteers will be present to answer questions.  Help us share this event in your community with an English or Spanish flyer.

All events take place at Stockmen’s Park located at Stockmen’s Park, 29 South Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA.  Drop in any time during the event.  Completing all activities will take about an hour.  Registration is not required, but encouraged to help us better plan the events and send you event updates.  Question?  Contact SASP@quest-science.org.

Science of Earth & Space – August 27, 11-2 pm

The Science of Earth & Space will feature will feature a collection of interesting geology, atmospheric, environmental, and space related hands-on activities.  There will be something for everyone!

Activities (11-12:30, 1-2 pm)

  • Augmented Reality Gravity Simulator
  • Earth Layers
  • Rock Cycle
  • Cloud in a Jar
  • Examining Fossils
  • Moon Phases
  • Constellations in a Jar
  • Solar System Scale Model
  • Star Twinkle
  • Air Quality Flags
  • Night Sky Projection
  • Solar Telescope
  • More activities will be posted soon!

Large Group Event (12:30-1 pm)

José Hernández, local astronaut and Quest board member, will be our featured guest! 

José grew up and lives in Stockton with his family.  After being turned down eleven times for astronaut training by NASA, he became a mission specialist and flew on a 14-day space shuttle mission to the International Space Station in 2009.  He also previously worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working on signal and image processing applications in radar imaging, computed tomography, and acoustic imaging.  Come hear his amazing journey in science!

Partner Organizations Attending

Please note that completing all activities will take about 60 minutes.  All activities will be paused during the magic show to allow our interns and volunteers to take a break and reset the activities.

Special thanks to Ketrina Yim for our new event logo! You can see more of her work on Instagram.

Future Dates & Themes

  • Science of Engineering – September 24, 11-2 pm
  • Science of Halloween – October 29, 10-1 pm

Past Events

Volunteer – Intern – Partner

Science@Stockmen’s Park is made possible by a community volunteers. If you would like to help, sign up as a volunteer.  Our high school internship program is currently full

We are also looking for organizations to partner and provide additional activities.  Let us know if you can join us!

Sponsor

Quest Science Center is grateful for the following Science@Stockmen’s Park sponsors.  Contact us if you or your organization is interested in supporting our public science events.

COVID-19 Health

All Quest events follow current Alameda County health guidelines for vaccines and mask wearing. We no longer check for vaccination status or require making. However, masks are still highly recommended and encouraged, especially if you are unvaccinated.