Apricot STEM Fair: A Tale of Two Valleys

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Jul 16, 2022

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Los Altos History Museum
51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

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Apricot STEM Fair: A Tale of Two Valleys

Enjoy fun activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in this event for all ages.


From the agricultural period when this area was known as The Valley of Hearts Delight, to the high-tech hub of todays Silicon Valley, science, technology, engineering and math have been utilized in farming, manufacturing, and design. Explore science through history with hands-on activities and awe-inspiring demonstrations. Sign up in advance for workshops on crafting a binary code bracelet, and discovering Fibonacci patterns in nature.


STEM activities include:
Engineering with Domino Chain Reactions Robotics Demonstrations LEGOS with Brick Tech Engineering a Mars landing with eggs Volume and the Pythagorean Theorem Los Altos Library’s 3D printer and Go Go Biblio Catapulting apricot pits Building marshmallow towers Photo sensitive art Making a sundial Batteries and Magnets Science of Apricot Cutting and Jam-Making Insulating with recycled materials Orchard-themed games and activities Guided tours of the historic J. Gilbert Smith House Much, much more!

Also on the schedule:

10-11:30am Lisa Newman, Author of For the Love of Apricots,will hold a book signing and conversation about all things apricots, and share her delicious recipes.

  • Admission: $7 per person, payable at the entry gate. Children 12 and under free.
  • Free admission for Museum members!

All proceeds support the Permanent Exhibition Capital Campaign.


Space is limited for workshops, so register in advance!

Binary Code Bracelets 

Learn to code while making a bracelet! Teen Docents will teach how to convert the letters of a name or initials into secret Binary code. 

Open to ages 6 and up. 45 minutes. Materials fee $10
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10:30am Workshop

12:30pm Workshop

Fibonacci Patterns in Nature

Discover that math can be fun and artistic with this interactive workshop. Participants will take home their very own living example of the Golden Ratio in the form of a succulent.

Open to ages 6 and up. 45 minutes. Materials fee $10.
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11:30am Workshop

1:30pm Workshop