Headliner Announced for 2019 Nebraska Science Festival

The 2019 Nebraska Science Festival (www.nescifest.com), which will take place from April 5 to April 28, will be headlined by Grant Imahara. A recognized electronics and robots expert from Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, Grant Imahara has worked on some of the most famous movie and TV robots of all time, including R2-D2 and the Energizer Bunny. Imahara’s presentation, to be held at Joslyn Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall in Omaha on April 5 at 7:30 p.m., is free to the public (but requires a reserved ticket) and is suitable for all ages. Tickets for the general admission seating will be released online at Eventbrite (four per person) at noon on March 2 on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Nebraska Science Festival brings people across Nebraska together to celebrate science. The 2018 festival had over 30,000 attendees, who engaged in a variety of events spanning from Omaha to Scottsbluff and everywhere in between. This year, there are 67 participating sites throughout the state.

The mission of the Nebraska Science Festival is to stimulate curiosity and excite the minds of children and adults by engaging them in the amazing world of science. The festival began in 2013 as an initiative of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), which continues to administer the festival with the assistance of a number of organizations and individuals. For a schedule of events and more information on tickets, visit www.nescifest.com. Questions can be sent to nescifest@gmail.com.