STEAM: Special Events
From energy to speed, learn racing concepts through STEAM activities! Enjoy our entertaining, educational STEAM program with one of our world-class events as a backdrop!
The Evolution of NASCAR
With April being Science Month, we've partnered with the NC Science Festival to bring this special event to STEAM!
This special event will be held during our 2023 spring AutoFair on Thursday, April 13, and runs from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Students will have the chance to tour the Showcase Pavilion featuring race cars from 75 years of NASCAR as we celebrate the sport's diamond anniversary. Stroll through history and land in the present with cool interactive STEAM stations that explore the science behind racing!
This event is FREE and open to 5th-9th grade student groups! Walking garage tours are led by the STEAM Team and last approximately 20 minutes. STEAM activities are hands on and student led. We require school groups to bring chaperones for this visit.
5th -9th grade students
All on-track and pit activities require a signed minor waiver. Download Waiver.
Parking maps will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Most activities will be outdoors with limited indoor activity. Wearing comfortable shoes are recommended.
It is recommended to have a 1:3 teacher or chaperone/student ratio.
There will be food available for purchase from on-site vendors.
There will be some vendors with souvenirs to purchase. Additionally, the speedway gift shop is located on the second floor of Smith Tower and is open Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm.