Arts & Entertainment

Family Expo bounces into TRAC on Jan. 29-30

The annual Tri-Cities Family Expo is Jan. 29-30 at TRAC in Pasco.

The event offers a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including the RDO Equipment booth where kids and parents can try out the latest in remote control cars.

There also will be a fishing pond, a spin the wheel for prizes, a bean bag throw, storytelling, a mini BMX track and bounce houses.

Best of all, there'll be a bit of fun learning Jan. 30 when the Pacific Science Center's engineering exhibit makes an appearance at the expo.

The exhibition features tall buildings to microscopic images to view. Kids can build a bridge as tall as themselves, experiment with electricity, manipulate marble mazes and make wheels turn using engines and gears.

The Science on Wheels program is part of the continuous education provided by state and private grants. The traveling exhibition includes seven science vans and eight staff who visit schools, fairs, trade shows and other family-related events throughout Washington in a continuing mission to make education fun.

Family Expo also features entertainment all day from dancing and magic shows to fashion shows and music.

Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for kids ages 3-17 with free return privileges. Tickets are available at the door and parking is free. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30.

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