STEAM in Action

Attend EXPERIENCE STEAM and become immersed in the experience.

EXPERIENCE STEAM provides a meaningful, hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) experience, while facilitating clear pathways to two-year technical education and high-demand advanced technology careers.

Powered by the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and Mall of America, EXPERIENCE STEAM is set to feature a spectrum of opportunities for attendees, regardless of age, academic background, or social constraints. Designed to maximize engagement, a variety of events including a STEAM Carnival, student camps, student competitions, professional development workshops, and advanced skills training will be offered.

This event also coincides with Mall of America's 30th Birthday Celebration, which includes plans of celebrity appearances, concerts and more! It is anticipated that thousands of youth and their families will attend the week-long, highly-engaging event. You won't want to miss out on this once in a generation experience!

This event is geared towards K-12 and post-secondary students and their families looking to engage in hands-on STEAM learning experiences.

Also encouraged to attend are STEAM educators, both secondary and post-secondary, administrators, and community members. The event is open to the public and mall visitors are invited to engage in the activities that are designed to inspire the future generation of the highly-skilled technical workforce!

Registration is not required for attending the STEAM Carnival or spectating events. To attend professional development workshops, advanced skills training, or other scheduled activities, visit the Activities tab for information on how to register.

Mall of America is located in Bloomington, MN, only a few short miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

More than 50 hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport and the Mall. The light rail also runs directly from the airport to Mall of America. For more transportation information, including parking, visit

We have developed a list of hotels for the EXPERIENCE STEAM event. To book your stay, visit EXPERIENCE STEAM Hotel Listings.

Announcement Date: February 17, 2022
It's Mall of America's 30th Birthday Celebration and they are all birthday - all party - all year! EXPERIENCE STEAM is just one of the special events happening at MOA this year, along with a long list of prizes. For more information, visit

This week-long event will take place on August 10-14, 2022 at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. A detailed schedule, including daily workshops, student activities, and MOA events will be released soon.

To stay up-to-date on activities and announcements for this event, make sure to subscribe to the NCAT mailing list.

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