DNA Parade Called Off Due to Rain

The week-long Science Festival began Saturday

By Marc Julick
|  Saturday, Mar 17, 2012  |  Updated 12:47 PM PDT
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DNA Parade Called Off Due to Rain

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Get ready to learn and have fun at the same time, because the fourth annual San Diego Festival of Science.

Kids of all ages can have a hands-on experience with technological and scientific advancements which began Saturday.

The week-long event began at Balboa Park and other local universities.

Booths at the San Diego State University campus will feature lazer displays, a planetarium showing, and an ice cream-making demonstration.

Balboa Park's displays will feature technology-based activities, including a paper airplane competition.

On March 24, the final event will include live performances. There will also be a Science Challenge Scavenger Hunt.

Organizers say this year's festival is much bigger than last year's, with about 25 percent more activities.

"The goal of the Festival is to engage kids in science and engineering, to inspire today's youth to pursue education and careers in these rewarding fields," said Kristin Luciani, media contact.

The DNA Dragon Parade was postponed due to the rain on Saturday.

For more info go to sdsciencefestival.com

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