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    Posted by Rob Knies

    Seattle Science Festival

    Fifty years ago, the Century 21 Exposition—the Seattle World’s Fair—provided visitors with a vision of the future. With its gleaming Monorail and its towering Space Needle, the fair trumpeted the advances made possible by science and space travel, thereby extending a Pacific Northwest legacy of innovation and creativity.

    Now, during the golden anniversary of Century 21, Seattle is celebrating the scientific achievements of today and tomorrow with the Seattle Science Festival. The event, which runs throughout the month of June, is the region’s first large-scale, community-wide celebration of science and technology.

    On June 2, in the shadow of the Space Needle, the festival presents its Science EXPO Day, a free event featuring more than 150 family-friendly, hands-on experiments, exhibits, demonstrations, interactive activities, games, and live performances.