We have BIG plans for our SMALLEST scientists this year at the Charleston STEM Festival! Children ages 3 – 10 and their families are invited to join us at the Hands-On, Minds-On Early Childhood STEM Pavilion! It’s never too early to start STEM!  


This special area will include HANDS-ON activities designed to turn children’s MINDS ON to STEM with a STEM-based Pop-Up Play area for children to engineer structures and work collaboratively provided by the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Other highlighted Early STEM exhibitors include Arbordale Publishing, Charleston County Public Library, and the Charleston Museum.


Join us for STEM Story Time! Stories are read every hour by STEM professionals followed by related activities with Arbordale Publishing.  

Early Childhood STEM Pavilion
STEM Story Time Schedule

TIME Book Reader STEM Profession
10:30 am Balloon Tree Donna German Arbordale Publishing Editor
11:30 am Newton and Me Melissa Allende Sarver Engineer, Cummins Turbo Technologies
12:30 pm Tornado Tamer Dave Williams Chief Meteorologist, WCIV News 4
1:30 pm The Fort on Fourth Street Evelyn Barbare Educator, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
2:30 pm Meet the Planets Cyndi Hall Community Coordinator for NASA’s Earth Science Data System

The Early Childhood STEM Pavilion and STEM Story Time are brought to you by the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry and Arbordale Publishing.