Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival

The Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival was held on Thursday, April 18 from 4-7PM at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds. Approximately 1,100 people experienced hands-on STEM activities from 35 exhibits.

STEM Festivals are organized like a street festival or county fair, attendees stroll from activity to activity at their leisure. This awe-inspiring day will feature compelling, educational and entertaining activities, performances and exhibits to boost children's interest in STEM and parents in STEM related job opportunities.

Dubuque STEM Festival Photos


Big thank you to all of our exhibitors!

  • Andersen Windows
  • Camp Invention
  • Carnegie Stout Public Library
  • Clarke University
  • Classical Conversations, Inc.
  • Dubuque & Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
  • Dubuque Area Society of Women Engineers
  • Dubuque County Farm Bureau Education Outreach
  • Dubuque Esports League, Inc.
  • Dubuque Police Department
  • Dubuque Police Squad Car
  • Engineering Services and Products Company
  • Frogwarts School of Wizardry Creativity Summer Camp
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa And Western Illinois
  • ImpactLife Blood Services
  • Iowa Corn
  • Iowa Motor Truck Association
  • ISU Extension and Outreach - Dubuque County
  • IowaWORKS
  • John Deere Dubuque Works
  • John Deere SHPE/HOLA
  • KCRG - TV9
  • Keystone AEA - Digital Planetarium
  • Keystone AEA - Robots
  • Loras College
  • Loras College - Math Program
  • MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center
  • MercyOne Dubuque Mobile Unit
  • National Mississippi River Mueseum and Aquarium
  • Northeast Iowa Community College
  • Origin Design
  • Submarine Veterans of Iowa
  • University of Dubuque - Department of Nursing
  • University of Iowa - Department of Chemistry
  • University of Northern Iowa STEM




The Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival is a community-wide partnership led by the Northeast Region of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council at the University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council, Dubuque Community School District, Holy Family Catholic Schools, Dubuque County Extension and Outreach, Clarke University, Loras College, University of Dubuque, IowaWORKSDubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Keystone Area Education Agency, National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, and Northeast Iowa Community College.