About the Nebraska Science Festival

The Nebraska Science Festival is a multi-day celebration showcasing the diversity and wonders of science. And, in 2014, it truly had something for everyone.

Adults sipped a special Belgian Hibiscus beer (yes, it was pink), asked questions of a stem cell scientist, sat inside electric cars and learned the science of bacon and wine.

Toddlers and teens launched soda rockets, touched a sheep heart, made rubber balls, ate spoonfuls of a special SciFest ice cream and went on nature hikes.

And, that only scratched the surface of the four-day Nebraska Science Festival, which drew approximately 12,000 people to 30 venues in such cities as Omaha, Lincoln, Ashland, Kearney and Wayne.

“Every day, I heard kids and adults say, ‘whoa, this is awesome,’ ” said Kacie Gerard, coordinator of the Nebraska Science Festival and science outreach programs coordinator at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

Awesome, it was. For the second year, SciFest fans enjoyed hands-on activities, talks, tours, nature experiences, exhibits, performances – including Jeff Corwin, executive producer and host of the award-winning weekly series, Ocean Mysteries -- and other science-related events (the majority of which were free).

Presented by UNMC, the Festival is designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike. So, be sure to join us in 2015, when we again showcase the magic of science during the April 10-18 Nebraska Science Festival.