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Meet Dozens of Programs from Pre-K to Adult Education.


On Sunday, November 18, 2018, we gathered for an afternoon of free family fun and learning. Alt Ed Austin is proud to bring our community's attention to the abundance and diversity of unconventional learning opportunities we are so fortunate to enjoy in the Austin area. Scroll down to see and connect with the dozens of schools and other educational organizations that participated in our first Festival of Learning.

 The Festival of Learning took place at beautiful Fiesta Gardens.

The Festival of Learning took place at beautiful Fiesta Gardens.

 The festival offered activities and programs for all ages.

The festival offered activities and programs for all ages.


What Could You Learn and Do at the Festival?

Meet these cool, innovative schools.


Get to know the sweetest preschools.

Lunch or munch on these popular vendors’ offerings.

Check out these special attractions.

The Edge of Imagination Station
A mobile, interactive, stop-motion animation studio where creators of all ages, abilities, and skill levels make their own short videos with chalk, paper, clay, dry-erase markers, and more

Typewriter Rodeo
Custom poems on vintage typewriters. As heard regularly on KUT and hailed by poetry lovers and typewriter enthusiasts everywhere. Give them a few words or a topic, and they’ll pound out a poem on the spot for you to take home. Check out their terrific book while they’re typing!

Daniel G. Benes Science Shows!
Exciting, artistic, and informative demonstrations of physics, chemistry, and electricity for all ages, plus super-cool antique technology exhibits

Cards for Connection Games
Games for adults and kids that spark conversation, empathy, and interconnectedness

Hey Lolly Puppet Theater: The Green Show
Laura Freeman’s original songs educate children about the seasons, recycling, bees, compost, farming, and enjoying our beautiful Mother Earth. Hey Lolly’s creative puppet shows are delightfully interactive, especially for pre-K to 4th grade kiddos.

Hurley Piano
Turning special needs piano on its head. Innovative music educator Richard Hurley has spectacular success with kids on the spectrum and with other learning differences.

TEEN TALENT SHOWCASE
Featuring Zach Laviola, solo pianist; Alexander and Nobles, trio; and Jessica Cohen, solo vocalist


Have fun learning new stuff, no matter your age!