Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival

The Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival will be on Thursday, April 18th from 4-7PM in Dubuque, IA. 

Dubuque STEM Festival Collage


We are on the lookout for organizations to provide fun, engaging, STEM activities with attendees and families! Exhibitor Registration for the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival is open NOW!

register to exhibit at the dubuque festival



Exhibitor Information

Who is invited to exhibit?

Businesses and Industries

Higher Education

Non-Profit Groups

Government Organizations

Organizations providing STEM Education and more!


What would I do as an exhibitor?

As an exhibitor, you will have an activity for attendees to interact with and learn from. There are endless possibilities of what the students and families could do at your booth;

Fun and free hands-on activities

Conduct an experiment

Play a game

Participate in an interactive demonstration

For more ideas, visit our Exhibit Examples Page


How does a STEM festival work?

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.



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, Northeast Iowa Community College, and Dubuque Area Chamber.