Sunday, March 4 from 11AM-4:30PM @ Santa Monica Pier

Welcome to LA’s 5th Annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and celebration of S.T.E.A.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This collision of disciplines is paving the future of innovation. Come learn, play and make a day of it at the Pier.

Royal Rumble of Rube
Teams have taken DIY machine-building to new heights as they face off & compete for the best Rube Goldberg machine that Pour A Bowl of Cereal! Prize money & everlasting glory are on the line so come pick a champ & cheer them on.

The Path to Innovation
A panel of innovators, including Michelle Easter of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jeremy Selan of Valve virtual reality, Zaina Siyed highschool robotics champion and founder of the FemSTEM scholarship, Brent Bushnell of Two Bit Circus, will discuss the challenges of their fields and the opportunities that await!

I am a Robot!

Curby, Santa Monica Public Work's walking, talking recycling robot will be joining us for a limited time at the grand entrance to the Santa Monica Pier along Ocean Front Walk.

Get Your Build On

Build a fort out of cardboard boxes, a sculpture out of rolled newspaper, or help create a giant recycling machine. This day is a builder's paradise!

Swim With the Fishes

Visit Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium to check out the coolest creates and even pilot an underwater ROV mini-sub.

And if that's not enough there will be bicycle-powered ice cream, automatic drawing machines, recycling-machines made out of trash (mind = blown) and more.