STEM Day is Saturday, June 3!

What: The FREE-to-attend STEM Expo is a hands-on and educational opportunity for kids of all ages to learn, interact and participate in science, technology, engineering and math activities and demonstrations.

Together, we understand the importance of equipping youth with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence and comprehend information.

The first 350 kids that show up will get a special goodie bag! Get there early, these ran out fast last year with over 500 kids attending!

Where: Bismarck Municipal Ballpark Home of Dakota Community Bank & Trust Field

When: Saturday, June 3 from 10AM to 1PM

We have special LIVE SCIENCE experience happening at 12:15PM!

Where do I park? Participants can park in the parking lot for Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, but should access the lot from Hanafin St. There is no access via Sweet Ave. before or during the event (until 1 PM) due to the BisMarket happening at the same time.

What else is going to be at this FREE event? We’re going to have mascot appearances, hands-on activities and booths hosted by local businesses, prize drawings at check-in, and concessions will be open for snacks to be purchased.

Here are the booths for kids to check out!

All of the booths are FREE to check out! Reach out to Ryan Reneker at if you’re interested in hosting a booth this year.

  • MDU Resources Group
  • Montana – Dakota
  • Knife River
  • North Dakota Gateway to Science
  • North Dakota National Guard
  • KX News Meteorologist Amy Metz
  • BPS Career Academy
  • Bismarck State College – Polytechnic Institute
  • Bismarck Police Department
  • Metro Area Ambulance Department
  • KFYR-TV Meteorologist Jacob Morse
  • Lignite Energy Council
  • Basin Electric
  • North Dakota State Library
  • North Dakota State University Nursing

Who are the 2023 STEM All-Stars?

Every summer, we make it our mission to recognize six all-star students who exhibit hard work, dedication, and a commitment to using STEM to serve their school and community. Students are nominated by their teacher for their love of learning. The winners are then carefully selected by MDU Resources and Gateway to Science. Students in grades 1-12 attending North Dakota schools are eligible.

In honor of their accomplishment, the Larks will recognize each of the 2022 STEM All-Stars during MDU Resources Group and Gateway to Science STEM Night on Saturday, August 6.

Each STEM All-Star receives the following:

  • Personalized Larks jersey
  • (4) Larks tickets to a select game
  • Recognition in in the Larks game day program
  • On-field recognition at STEM Night
  • A Gateway to Science One-Year Student Membership

Temperance Castillo | 8th Grade | Mandan Middle School

Charles Dobrzelecki | 8th Grade | Horizon Middle School

Kyle Marcotte | 12th Grade | St. Mary’s Central High School

Lander Monson | 8th Grade | East Fairview School

Chloe Pierson | 4th Grade | Carrington Public School

Charlee Weinert | 8th Grade | Horizon Middle School