A one-of-a-kind science and art extravaganza

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This year’s Da Vinci Fest, Saturday, January 6, 2018, is going to be out of this world!  Delve into droids, visit the stars, screenprint, simulate a tornado, observe a Native American Story Walk, explore films and podcasting, raptors and styrofoam-eating mealworms!  Lie on a bed of nails or listen to poems and improv.  The 3M Wizards and Curio Dance will perform and it’s all free!  Make plans to join in and EXPERIENCE WONDER, from 1-5pm at Stillwater Area High School.

Saturday, January 6 Schedule

Time Event Location
1PM Exhibitor Hall Opens Main Atrium and Hallways
1PM Science Challenge Main Gym
1PM – 1:45 HUSH Podcasting B110 and recording studio
1PM Film Fest opens Theatre
1PM Art Exhibits Open Black Box and hallway
1PM Science Exhibits open Main Gym
1:30 PM Curio Dance Main Gym
2PM – 3PM Improv B110
2:15 PM 3M Visiting Wizards Main Gym
3PM Spoken Word B110
3:15PM Curio Dance Main Gym
4PM 3M Visiting Wizards Main Gym
5:30PM Awards Ceremony Theatre

Students planning to submit an art or science project for morning review and judging,  Click on the links below for more information and registration!

Student Science Fair
Student Art Fair
Student Film Fest
Stillwater Science Challenge
Spoken Word

In addition, we’re looking to round out our educational exhibitors who can show our thousands of community members how art and science elevate our lives.  If you’d like to join as an exhibitor (free to exhibit) click the link below to sign up. For more information, contact Kristie Smith.

Exhibitors Showcase

The 2017 Da Vinci Fest was a day to experience the jaw-dropping talents of St. Croix Valley students and learn about the wonders of science and art from the educational exhibits and demonstrations scattered throughout Stillwater Area High School.

Student Art Fair winners had the chance to display their work during a special exhibit at ArtGuild Gallery in downtown Stillwater. And more than 20 Da Vinci Science Fair winners went on to further competition at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair, sponsored by The Partnership Plan.

2017 Da Vinci Fest Student Winners

Da Vinci Fest is a free, family-friendly day designed to experience the wonder of art and science. You can view student art and science projects plus an entire building full of special exhibits and demonstrations.

Besides the student Science Fair and the student Art Fair, Da Vinci offers students other ways to show their academic talents. There is a student Film Fest and Spoken Word, and the Stillwater Science Challenge, an on-the-spot competitive science event.

In addition, the event features educational exhibits by more than 30 Twin Cities organizations, demonstrations, music, and special performances. Favorites include ice sculpting, the 3M Visiting Wizards, Curio Dance, and the amazing feats of the high school’s Physics Club.


And, as always
a special appearance by Leonardo himself!



In 2018, Da Vinci Fest will celebrate its 10th anniversary. Over that time, Da Vinci Fest has grown into a signature community event, occupying all the common areas and many of the classrooms at Stillwater Area High School. It is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, followed by an Awards Ceremony at 5:30. On the Friday preceding the event, there is an Artists’ Reception, allowing the student artists to invite family and friends to view the artworks.

Don’t miss it!