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Curiosity Fair

Save the date! Curiosity Fair will be June 10-11, 2017. More details coming soon! Until then, check out photos from last year's event.

Some of the highlights from the 2016 fair were the ‘America’s Got Talent’ trick dog show, Professor Steve’s “Unseen Forces” show, Blue, the Colt’s mascot, and spear throwing. See more about last year's activities below.

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Kids and kids at heart are invited to play, create and investigate the mysteries of the world around them at this weekend's Curiosity Fair, June 11 and 12. 

Learn about robots and making video games, explore 3D printing, discover what living things are in your own backyard, and find out how milk goes from udder to glass. Through a series of activities, presentations and hands-on demonstrations, the whole family will be encouraged to ask questions, share knowledge and ignite the urge to discover.

Download the Curiosity Fair schedule


‘America’s Got Talent’ K9 Crew Trick Dog Show
(Showtimes: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm)
See the high-flying action of these acrobatic canines led by a husband-and-wife team that made it to the semi-finals of “America’s Got Talent.” Check out the K9 Crew website to see more of these amazing pooches. 

Sports Experience
Have a blast meeting some of Indiana’s sports teams and learning about the science of sports! Visit with the Colts, Pacers and more in the Apple Store parking lot.

  • Colts Play60 Experience (Saturday Only; 10 am – 5 pm)
  • Colts In Motion Experience (Sunday Only; 1:00 – 3:00 pm)
  • Meet Colt's Mascot Blue (Book Signing 1:30 – 2:30 pm each day)
  • Indianapolis Indians (Saturday Only; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Pacers Fan Van (Saturday Only; 1:00 – 3:00 pm)
  • Indy Fuel (Saturday Only; 11:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Indy Eleven – Soccer Fun (Sunday only; 1:00 – 3:00 pm)

Professor Steve’s “Unseen Forces” showBe sure to catch Professor Steve’s “Unseen Forces” show, participate in the Chemistry is a Blast event, explore our pond to discover different creatures, and so much more.

Science Tent
  • Chemistry is a Blast Show - Eli Lilly & Co.
    (Showtimes: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm)
  • Indianapolis Engineering for Kids
  • Orthodontic Fun: Dental Impressions and Tying in Braces (Saturday only) - Noblesville Orthodontics
  • Starbase Indiana Water Rocket Launches
    (Showtimes: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm)
  • Indianapolis Power & Light
  • Geology and Concrete - IMI (Irving Materials Inc.)
  • Mobile Emergency Hospital - Indiana Department of Health
  • Foam glider activity - The Science Education Foundation of Indiana (SEFI)
  • Medical Academic Center

Performance Tent
  • Professor Steve’s “Unseen Forces” show
    (Showtimes: 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm)
    In this program, Professor Steve deals with the unseen forces that control us and the world around us such as air pressure, gravity, inertia & centripetal force.
  • You Be the Chemist
    (Showtimes: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm)
    Test your science knowledge through a variety of science-based game shows

Physics Arcade: The Physics of Thrill 
Want to take a spin? Try the Wizzer to feel effects of centripetal force, or build your own rollercoaster. Learn about physics by getting into the action!
  • Wizzer – Feel the effects of centripetal force as you pedal yourself faster and faster on this dizzying ride.
  • Build your own rollercoaster
  • Tabletop bumper cars
  • Mini bungee jump
  • Base jump/skydiving
  • Build your own paper hang glider
  • Test a mini Zip line
  • Rock Climbing

  • Seed Bombs: When does a seed go BOOM? When a beautiful wildflower explodes into brilliant color, of course. Grab some seeds and make your own seed bomb to take home and add a blast of color to your backyard.
  • Build a Treetop Outpost
  • Pond Wildlife and Insect ViewingPond Wildlife and Insect Viewing: Search for life in our pond, catch tadpoles, look for fish, and look at tiny life through a microscope. 
  • Bird Watching: Amos Butler Audubon Society
  • Backyard Habitats: Indiana Wildlife Federation
  • Center for Global Soundscapes at Purdue (Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Laboratory)
  • Learn about long-distance trails in Indiana with the Greenways Foundation of Indiana.

Space & Astronomy
Explore space through virtual reality with the Link Observatory. Also, discover how a variety of space viewing instruments work to explore the outer reaches of space with the Indiana Astronomical Society.

Talk to Ham operators around the globe during our radio demonstrations with the Central Indiana Amateur Radio Association! Be sure to visit the Hamilton County Emergency Communications Trailer and view the emergency communication system demonstrations.

Food ExperienceLearn where ice cream comes from and how it’s made, and then get a taste for yourself! Discover how shrimp are raised for food in Indiana (Saturday only), or get a close look at an active beehive.
  • Kroger's Crossroad Farms and Pace Dairy: How is ice cream made? How is cheese made?
  • Fair Oak Farms Mobile Dairy experience: Where does milk come from?
  • Learn about Aquaponics: A closed loop system that raises aquatic and plant based foods - Environmentally Controlled Sustainable Integrated Agriculture (ECSIA)
  • Discover how shrimp are raised for food in Indiana (Saturday Only) - Blue Barn Shrimp
  • See an active beehive and explore the importance of bees to humans - Indiana Beekeepers Association


Dig in! Explore with park experts, discover ancient tool-making techniques and try your hand a throwing a spear.
  • Archaeology in Hamilton County – Hamilton County Parks & Rec Strawtown Kotewi Park 
  • Mississippian Culture in Indiana – Angel Mounds State Historic Site 
  • Spear and atlatl activity
  • Discover ancient tool making techniques in the Lenape Camp

  • INFirst Robotics
  • See the Cub Cadet robotic lawnmower - MTD Products
  • Video Game Palooza
  • pi lab - Edwin the Duck

  • 1st Maker Space
  • Nickel Plate Arts
  • Learn printmaking, bookmaking, and Turkish paper-dying (Ebru) with the Noblesville Makers
  • Participate in art activities with Fostering the Art (Sunday only) in the Conner Praire Store tent.

  • Snake Head Ed and his Snakes

Price included with general admission
All Ages


  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Price included with general admission 

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