2022 KidsLinked Greater Columbus STEM & Arts Expo presented by St. Joseph Montessori School

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November 6, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM


Polaris Fashion Place
1500 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240

8th Annual KidsLinked Greater Columbus STEM & Arts Expo Presented by St. Joseph Montessori School

Sunday, November 6th  Noon-6pm
Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus


The STEM & Arts expo is your families resource fair to find neat things to help grow your children's education. It includes competitions, resources, products, robotics, math, arts, technology, financial planning and more!

** SPECIAL BONUS: 1st 200 receive free cookie from Tim Hortons! **

Register Now Opportunities!

Pre-register to participate or received the following items- limited quantity (will fill up fast) - Click on "Register" for items below:

Competitions Enter (FREE to enter unless otherwise noted - Limited # allowed so enter early). Prizes, awards, and more for 1st-3rd each category.

  1. Columbus Talent Competition (12:30 - 1:30PM Main Stage): Any kind of talent from musical instrument, singing, dance, juggling, etc. There will be 2 age group categories 11 & younger and 12-18 years old. Each performance will be limited to 4 minutes. Enter to win great prizes! LIMIT 30 Participants
  2. Climbing Wall Challenge (Time 12:30-1:30PM - Airhouse Columbus) - $10 fee to enter: 7 timed/scored walls/structures to climb. Each participant will get two turns to go through the cycle. They will be scored on the 5 obstacles that have scores of 0-20 each. They will be timed on the other two obstacles and given a total score. Best turn out of the two turns for the final score. One winner for under 12, 13-17 and 18+ age groups. Each winner will receive a free one-month membership to Airhouse Columbus LIMIT 100
  3. Checkers Tournament (12:30 - 1:30PM - Cohatch Tables): Standard checkers tournament! Beat your competitor and move to the next round. Single Elimination. Organized by age 11 and under, 12-17, and adult. LIMIT 100 participants
  4. Paper Airplane Tournament (1 - 3PM - Location TBD): Create your favorite paper airplane or we'll have paper/designs for you to do at the event. Each competitor can create 3 paper airplanes. From there you'll be targeting hoops of different distances. Points will be awarded for landing an airplane in the hoop! Organized by 6 and under / 7-11 years old / 12-17 years old / Adult. LIMIT 400
  5. Comic Book Art Competition (1:45-2:45PM - Cohatch Tables): Fun competition that starts with a drawing session on comic book art. From there a challenge will be presented to draw a superhero. It will be SUPER fun! Organized by 11 & under / 12-18 years old. LIMIT 60
  6. Physics of Carnival Game Tournament -$5 entry fee per tournament - Physics & Fun!: Pick from 3 different fun carnival games to play tournament style! You will be placed into a bracket for the game you pick to play in this single elimination tournament. Each round you advance the bigger the prize you win! All age groups welcome and will compete against each other. See further down for fun physics side of each game! Limit 80
  • Frog Flipper Tournament (2PM-2:30)
  • Tin Can Tourney (2:30-3PM)
  • Nerf Gun Target Tourney (3-3:30PM )

7. Candyland Tournament (3 - 4PM - Cohatch Tables): Simply the most fun board game. Tournament style. Winner of each game will move to the next round. Final prizes or bags of candy! Organized by 6 and under / 7-11 years old / 12-17 years old / Adult. Limit 200

8. Math Quiz Bowl Challenge (2:45 - 4:00PM Main Stage): A fun Jeopardy style math challenge. Organized by grade (4th-7th grade and 8th-12th grade). Each entrant will be grouped into a group of 4-5. Questions will be asked, and 1st to respond correctly wins points for each round. LIMIT 40 Participants

9. Spelling Bee (4 - 6PM Main Stage): Spelling Bees are back! Single elimination spelling bee. Organized by grade (1st & 2nd grade / 3rd - 4th grade / 5th-6th grade / 7th-8th grade). Each round participants will be given a word to spell. Spell it correctly and move to the next round! LIMIT 140 Participants

10. Chess Tournament (4:15-6PM - Cohatch Tables) Standard chess tournament! Beat your competitor and move to the next round. Single Elimination. Organized by age 11 and under, 12-17, and adult. LIMIT 48 participants

Awards & prizes: 1st-3rd place for each age group category. Some competitions may have multiple winners in the same age group depending on the # of rounds and time allotted for the competition.

Locations: (1) Main Stage is near the JC Penney's on the lower level. (2) Cohatch Tables are near the Apple store on the lower level. (3) Airhouse Columbus is on the lower level.

  • VIP Entry Bag - FREE (First 150- 1 per family - FREE) Amazing VIP Bag includes FREE drink coupon to Tim Hortons, BOGO to Big Air Trampoline Park at Polaris, appetizer from Texas Roadhouse, $10 Power Card or $20 for $20 coupon to Dave & Busters, FREE $10 Game Card to Scene 75 (huge deal!), 5 classes for $35 and a FREE karate uniform from Powell ATA Black Belt Academy, hand sanitizer, and more!

Event Details:

  • What: 8th Annual KidsLinked Greater Columbus STEM & Arts Expo presented by St. Joseph Montessori School
  • Where: Polaris Fashion Place (1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240)
  • Where to go: Lower level (start at court in front of JC Penny's)
  • When: Sunday, November 6th Noon-6PM
  • Fun items: Tons of hands-on activities, robotics, games, competitions, stage entertainment, balloon artists, and so much more!
  • What to do at the event: This is the education expo to help your family find educational resources, products, classes, programs, science & arts activities, tutoring, advancement of your children and more. Also, family financial planning and tons of shopping opportunities!
  • How it works: Start at the KidsLinked booth. From there, you can receive whatever item you signed up to do or directions on where to go for each competition.
  • Admission: Free!

Event Schedule:

  • Noon: Event Opens
  • 12:30 - 1:30PM: Talent Contest
  • 12:30-1:30PM: Checkers Tournament
  • 12:30 - 1:30PM: Climbing Wall Challenge
  • 1- 3PM: Airplane Competition
  • 1:45 - 2:45: Comic Art Competition
  • 2- 2:30PM: Leap of Faith Dance Performance
  • 2- 2:30PM: Frog Flipper Tournament
  • 2:30-3PM: Tin Can Alley Tournament
  • 2:45 - 4PM: Math Quiz Bowl Challenge
  • 3-3:30PM: Nerf Gun Target Tournament
  • 3 - 4PM Candyland Tournament
  • 4-6PM Spelling Bee
  • 4:15-6PM Chess Tournament
  • 6PM: Event Ends

Make sure you pre-register to participate for all the fun activities!

St. Joseph Montessori School Details: L´╗┐ooking for a school that employs a multi-sensory approach to learning, and free the child to choose activities according to individual interests, abilities, and talents within certain set limits? Check out St. Joseph Montessori School: LEARN MORE!

Physics and fun of the Carnival Games (see game details above):

  • Tin Can Game - Throwing - is an action which consists in accelerating a projectile and then releasing it so that it follows a ballistic trajectory, usually with the aim of impacting a remote target.
  • Frog Flipper Game - Trajectory - the path described by an object moving in air or space under the influence of such forces as thrust, wind resistance, and gravity, esp the curved path of a projectile. geometry a curve that cuts a family of curves or surfaces at a constant angle.

Interested in being a Vendor? Click here!

How it works:

Step 1: Click on "Register"

Step 2: Register for any of the fun items

Step 3: Your registration will be added to the respective list of what you are registering.

Step 4: Arrive to the event during your assigned time (depending on your entry time) the day of the event / your name will be checked off the list for entry.

Step 5: Have fun!

Please share the event with family and friends and we look forward to seeing you soon!

November 6, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM


Polaris Fashion Place
1500 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240