Infineon Raceway, best known for world-class motor racing, will be transformed on Saturday, Nov. 5, for Discovery Day.

This FREE event is designed to ignite imaginations and introduce the fun of science to children, as well as adults. Discovery Day at Infineon Raceway is part of the Bay Area Science Festival, taking place all over the Bay Area the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6, culminating at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

It certainly won’t be an ordinary day at Infineon Raceway on Nov. 5, as children will be able to look inside a human body with portable ultrasound technology, as well as make ice cream with liquid nitrogen. They will also be able to operate a robot that can climb a pole and throw a beach ball.

The action-packed day, which spans from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., will feature a number of activities, all related to science and all designed to give children a better idea of this vast world. The exhibitions will be guided by the North Bay’s top scientists, engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

“It’s called STEM — science, technology, engineering and math. We need scientists and engineers to build our future innovative workforce,” said Brian Kennedy, PhD and CEO of Marin’s Buck Institute for Research on Aging, and a key organizer of Discovery Day. “We especially want kids who don’t have much experience with science to explore, experiment and enjoy the adventure of discovery.”

Some of the special things you’ll find at Infineon Raceway include:

  • Join the Geocache Hunt: Use a global positioning system to navigate a hunt for clues and hidden treasures as you learn about geocaching and enter to win prizes.
  • Discover Marine Mammals: Learn how to determine the age of sea lions by counting the rings in their teeth and examine what sea lions eat by looking at dried scat samples. Also, learn how marine trash affects animals.
  • Visit a Climate Science Lab: Fun hands-on experience of the evidence of climate change.

Other activities include Healthy Food Fun; Robotics in Action; The Magic of Milk; and Geothermal Energy in the Western United States.

Not only is admission FREE, but parking is FREE, as well. For more information on this weeklong Bay Area festival, visit www.bayareascience.org.