KIDfest to be held in Silver Spring on Sunday

Family festival will celebrate and explore innovation and creativity


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A family festival celebrating “making, creativity and innovation” will be held at Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring on Sunday.

KIDfest, presented by the Kid Museum, will have exhibits, talks, music and coding activities from noon to 5 p.m.

Admission and parking are free.

Music Discovery Lab, Gravity is Operational, Maker’s Factory and 3D Printed Medical Devices will be among more than 90 exhibitors.

Innovators will talk at the festival about “what sparked their ideas, what drives them to create, and the impact of their work,” according to an event web page.

The first KIDtalk with innovators will be at 12:30 p.m., with Kate Medina, a co-founder of the Charles Koiner Center for Urban Farming Education.

Coding jam sessions will be:

  • 12:30 p.m. for second through fourth grade
  • 1:30 p.m. for fifth through seventh grade
  • 2:30 p.m. for second through fourth grade
  • 3:30 p.m. for fifth through seventh grade

All jam sessions will be in the Fenton Room in the Silver Spring Civic Building.

Teachers will talk about tips and tools in the Educator Hub in the Spring Room in the Silver Spring Civic Building from noon to 2:30 p.m.

The schedule on the Outdoor Stage includes Bach to Rock at noon, Teal Steel at 12:30 p.m. and Shark Attack at 1 p.m.

KID Museum—which says it integrates “hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math learning with an exploration of world cultures and global citizenship”—is at 6400 Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda.

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