Educational Opportunities at the Fair

The North Dakota State Fair combines fun and education with many opportunities to learn and express your creativity!

Brand new this year, KidSpace is ready to launch. This is the place designed for kids to learn, explore, and have fun at the North Dakota State Fair.

Magic City Discovery Center will be here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. They’ll have fun activities including a Lunar Playground, building space rockets, exploring the moon and more.

NASA Stem Ambassadors will lead kids through several different activities including building a mini solar system, creating a small replica of the end effector used in the International Space Station, building an astronaut from UV beads and pipe cleaners, and creating paper rockets they can launch at various targets.

In Full STEAM Ahead kids will go “Into Orbit” with EV3 LEGO robots on the 2019 FIRST Lego League mission and game tables. Kids can also learn to program an EV3 robot and work towards launching a rocket, sending meteors flying, or moving an astronaut to safety.

Check out KidSpace each day of the Fair and explore the possibilities of space travel, robotics, and astronautics.

Spot the Ag Education signs around the Fairgrounds! They are scattered throughout and will provide information on the agriculture that fuels the state of North Dakota.

The ND Soil Tunnel helps educate people on the importance of soil and the organisms that live in it. The tunnel will also highlight the five soil forming factors, and the soil’s physical and chemical properties. Understanding the value of soil is an important part of applying conservation practices on the land. Find it in the lobby of the State Fair Center each day.

The North Dakota State Fair has partnered up with the Granville FFA Chapter and the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center to plant the annual crop plot in SRT State Fair Park. The plot displays crops typical to the plains and valleys of North Dakota. This year’s crops include soybeans, canola, and potatoes, and corn provided by ND Corn Utilization Council. Stop by for a close up view of what these crops look like as they grow.

There are many educational opportunities at the Fair and we are excited to show you all of these plus more from July 19-27!

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