The School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is proud to host the A&S STEAM Carnival from 1:30 - 5 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2023, in the Central Mall of the CSU Channel Islands campus. The STEAM Carnival and its associated event, Get Ready for College, are both open to the public. There is no admission fee for the STEAM Carnival/ Get Ready for College and parking is free.

We ask that all attendees of the STEAM Carnival/ Get Ready for College to register at the following URL by 5 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

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Over 50 different hands-on STEAM activities will be available for PK-8 students to experience at this event, for example, examining the effect of trajectory and air pressure on the range of a marshmallow shot using an air-powered marshmallow shooter, making your own hair gel or lip gloss, searching for artifacts in a mock archaeological dig, observing the dissection of an eye ball, and making slime.

Families can park for free in Lot A3 on the CSU Channel Islands campus (

Previously known as the CSUCI Science Carnival, this family-oriented event first started in Fall 2009 with approximately 250 preschool through eighth (PK-8) grade students attending the event. Over 2,700 PK-8 students and their families attended the 2018 Science Carnival. During COVID, a virtual Science Carnival was held in April 2020.

Marshmallow shooters at the Science Carnival

Experience marshmallow shooters at the A&S STEAM Carnival!

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