Irvine Public Schools Foundation And The Market Place Present The Steam Carnival

What:   Irvine Public Schools Foundation STEAM Carnival

When:   Saturday, July 18, 2015

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Market Place

2961 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782

  Edwards Theater Courtyard

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), in partnership with The Market Place, presents the inaugural STEAM Carnival, a family-friendly event for all ages designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive carnival atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). Discover, learn and play as a family with a number of STEAM activities, such as discovering game mechanics with human foosball and giant Jenga, tinkering with robots, learning to code with Minecraft, unleashing your inner maker – and more. 

“We are delighted to partner with IPSF as a sponsor and host for the STEAM Carnival,” said Easther Liu, Chief Marketing Officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “The Market Place is a go-to gathering place for the Irvine community so we could think of no better place to host our youngest learners and their families for a day of STEAM discovery.”

Tickets for the STEAM Carnival are $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting IPSF. Children three years and under and students wearing their 2015 Summer Enrichment Academy t-shirts will get in free. The first 200 attendees will also receive a limited-edition tote.

Advance ticket holders will be eligible for an opportunity drawing with great prizes, such as gift cards to The Market Place and a Pedego Electric Bike rental package. Select restaurants and merchants at The Market Place will also be running special promotions and offers the day of the event.

To learn more about the STEAM Carnival and purchase tickets, please visit:

About The Market Place

One of Southern California’s most popular shopping centers, The Market Place is a 165-acre regional lifestyle shopping center known for offering the best-in-class in a variety of retail categories, including electronics, home furnishings and décor, sporting goods and more. Conveniently located off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway, the center straddles the cities of Irvine and Tustin. The Market Place features more than 120 stores and notable restaurants, including Best Buy, Target, Orange County’s largest REI, the country’s largest See’s Candies, TAPS Fish Market & Brewery, Taco Rosa, G Burger, Bonefish Grill, Veggie Grill, Class 302 Café and Mizu Sushi Bar & Grill. For more information, please visit

About Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF)

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of enriching the educational experience of each child in every school. Founded in 1996 by concerned parents and community leaders, IPSF sponsors enrichment programs and financial support to ensure a world-class education in Irvine schools. In addition, IPSF excels at uniting local corporate and community partners, parents and residents in raising funds to nurture student potential. Each year, IPSF provides millions in funding to Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, small-group learning, after-school and summer programs, grants for classroom innovation, and support for athletic trainers and school nurses. For more information about IPSF, visit