Woman in a colorful dress and mask stands at a table covered in science materials and talks to youth.

Image courtesy of NPS/C. Aurrecoechea


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - STEAM Activities - Innovation Lab

10:00 AM - Make a Comet - Innovation Lab

10:30 - 11:15 AM - Video Game “Microscopya” Play Test - Prebys Art Studio

11: 15 AM - 12:15 PM - Girls Who Code Workshop - Prebys Art Studio

12:20 PM - 1:40 PM - Career Talks - Museum Auditorium

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM - Photo Ops with the Ambassadors - step-n-repeat

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM - Costume contest - step-n-repeat


Join 18 IF/THEN Ambassadors ( at the Comic-Con Museum this San Diego Comic-Con International for a Pop-up STEAM Fair!

The fair will include hands-on science activities, career talks, a science video game premiere, STEAM costume contests, photo ops with the Ambassadors, and more. Do science - make art - be inspired!

Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park

2131 Pan American Plaza

San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, July 21st, 2022 - Sunday, July 24th, 2022

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

All ages welcome, no Comic-Con badge required

Are you a school or community group? Contact Comic-Con Museum's Director of Education

Emily Schindler at for information about group tickets.

IF/THEN® seeks to further advance women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. Rooted in a firm belief that there is no better time to highlight positive and successful female professional role models, IF/THEN® is designed to activate a culture shift among young girls to open their eyes to STEM careers by: (1) funding and elevating women in STEM as role models, (2) convening cross-sector partners in entertainment, fashion, sports, business and academia to illuminate the importance of STEM everywhere, and (3) inspiring girls with better portrayals of women in STEM through media and learning experiences to pique their interest in STEM careers.

Our mission is to reach girls at a young age, and introduce them (and oftentimes, their parents) to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

STEM can often seem intimidating. So we make it fun. Build self-confidence. Inspire the next generation of innovators. And shatter long-held stereotypes.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Our programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they'll need to pursue 21st century opportunities.

Cosplay for Science is a nonprofit educational initiative dedicated to making science accessible through cosplay. We aim to lower perceived barriers between scientists and the public, effectively communicate science through the lens of popular culture, and to subsequently demonstrate the efficacy of our science communication initiatives through data collection, research, and published results.