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Imaginology free STEAM event set for April 9-10 at OC Fair & Event Center

COSTA MESA (Jan. 13, 2022) – Kids of all ages will have a blast at Imaginology while learning about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) at the free event April 9-10.

This exciting exploration of STEAM-related topics is open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free and most activities are included. Parking is $10. Limited food options will be available for purchase.

Imaginology is where curious kids and families go to discover and learn by doing at a variety of exhibits.

Imaginology was canceled in 2020 but held virtually in 2021. The OC Fair-produced event began as Youth Expo and was later renamed Imaginology and focused on STEAM, offering a weekend of free family activities.

Health and safety note: All OC Fair & Event Center visitors must follow current state and local health & safety protocols at the time of the event.

Family-friendly activities and competitions for Imaginology include:

NOW OPEN! Youth competitions: Students can showcase their talents this year with a mural project and cardboard engineering. The competitions are free to enter and open to Orange County students. The deadline for online entry submissions is March 30. Projects will need to be dropped off April 16. For more information, visit

Centennial Farm: Imaginology visitors can check out the amazing animals and California crops on the three-acre working farm and enjoy an oxen exhibit, blacksmithing, chick education, radish-seed planting, terrarium-making and the OC Beekeepers exhibit.

Free activities: Learning about STEAM while having fun is the aim of Imaginology and exhibitors will offer things to do and see. Family-friendly entertainment will also be featured. Fort Blisters Boot Camp, located near Heroes Hall, is returning so kids can enjoy fun physical activities.

4-H competitions: Local youth are judged on their abilities to raise small livestock, their understanding of animal and veterinary sciences and their projects on a variety of topics. Judging will take place at Imaginology

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