Tauranga STEM Festival

Main Festival Day: Sat 12th October 2019

Free to Attend!

What is STEMFest?

A world class festival, held in Tauranga, designed to engage and inspire a new generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

 

Be a Sponsor

We are seeking dynamic individuals, innovative organisations and companies to sponsor and support the event.

 

Come and meet the inspiring scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians behind some of today’s coolest ideas and innovations!

A celebration that is designed to engage and inspire the whole whānau and community, for children, young people, and adults!

Engage

Take part in hands on experiments and demonstrations, from the coolest cutting edge technology to some amazing science and innovative engineering.

Inspire

Meet some amazing people working in STEM and changing the world with their awesome skills and expertise.

Develop

Learn how you can follow in the footsteps of your STEM heroes by meeting the companies and organisations who are responsible for bringing these innovations to life.

If you are interested in taking part in the event as a speaker, exhibitor, or workshop provider, please get in touch with us.

What's On

Here's a small selection of the exciting things you can expect to see and do during the festival...

more exhibitors to be confirmed...

Fringe events

Alongside the main festival day, we are planning on bringing a series of supporting fringe events.

Challenge Day

Designed for primary and secondary school aged children and the home-schooled community.

More details coming soon…

STEM Debates

Open debates with homegrown and international high profile STEM champions and advocates.

More details coming soon…

Want to take part?

Tauranga STEM Festival is about celebrating and showcasing STEM, in particular the inspirational and innovative work that is happening in our City and on our very doorstep and our immediate region.

Our amazing friends and supporters

STEMFest relies on the help and support of our volunteering team and friends without whom this event couldn't happen.

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Marketplace

STEM Marketplace will be a maker environment to buy and sell innovative ideas, bringing you all the cool STEM products and goodies to help people of all ages in their STEM adventure. If you are interested in bringing your products to the festival, please contact us for more information.

Dirty Science

Take part in slime making, exploring non-newtonian fluids with corn starch and getting messy with experiments! Roll up your sleeves and get tucked in. Adults need to be supervised by a responsible child.

Location

Tauranga is located in the beautiful coastal Bay of Plenty in the North Island.
MAIN VENUE:

Basestation, 148 Durham Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand

HOW TO GET HERE:

Air New Zealand flies daily to Tauranga and offers direct flights to and from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Tauranga Airport is located about 10 minutes from Tauranga city centre and seven minutes from central Mt Maunganui.