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Tennessee STEAM Festival Happens Oct. 13 – 22

STEAM-a-Palooza kicks off the fest locally on Oct. 14 at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring.

Get ready for a 10-day statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)! The Tennessee STEAM Festival takes place Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 22.

Founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Springs, the festival’s local kickoff event β€” STEAM-a-Palooza β€” takes place on Sat., October 14 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Discovery Center.Β  A Lantern Parade takes place at the Discovery Center on Thursday, October 19, from 5:30 to 7Β  p.m.

Programs for Kids Happen Across the State

“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Tennessee STEAM Festival,” says Tara MacDougall, President and CEO of the Discovery Center. “Thanks to the ongoing support from FRANKE and the Nashville Chapter of the American Chemical Society, we’re able to once again bring together experts from various fields to engage and inspire curious minds of all ages,” she adds.Β 

The festival will showcase a variety of programs at and from attractions across the state. The event aims to engage young learners in professional pathways, instilling the importance of STEAM for Tennessee kids.Β 

For more information, visit the Tennessee STEAM Festival website at To stay updated on festival events hosted by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, visit


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Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.