STEM NOLA will hold a free, citywide STEM Festival from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1101 Harrison Ave., New Orleans.

Sponsors of this fun-filled day of science, technology, engineering and math include the AXA Advisors and the Crescent City Chapter of The Links.

Participants of all ages will take part in hands-on activities, perform experiments, design and program robots, build toothpick bridges and towers, fly drones and launch rockets, among other activities. Participants also will explore science in new ways, experience technology in different applications, engage in engineering activities and embrace the fun in mathematics.

The event is free, but registration is required. To register, visit