Saturday, March 5 @ Santa Monica Pier | 11:30AM-5PM

Welcome to LA’s 3rd 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, presented by Heal The Bay and Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative.

The Path to Innovation
A panel of innovators, including Diana Skaar, Head of Business Innovation for X (formerly Google X), Kristina Kipp from JPL's Mars Rover, 18-year-old
LA robotics champ Cynthia Erenas, and hosted by The Tomorrow Show's Gray Bright, will discuss the challenges of their fields and the opportunities that await!

Royal Rumble of Rube
12 teams have taken DIY machine-building to new heights as they face off and compete for the best Rube Goldberg machine that can open an umbrella in 20 steps or more! Prize money and everlasting glory are on the line so come pick a champ and cheer them on.

Come Space Out

Home of the Challenger Learning Center, the Columbia Space Center will be out with DIY stomp rockets made of recycled bottles & a Star Wars BB-8 robot!

Everyone Loves Robots

But how do you which one to fall in love with? Barnes and Nobles will be demo'ing Meccanoid, the Sphero Sprk, 3-D printers and more.

Swim With the Fishes

Visit Heal The Bay's Aquarium under the Pier 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.