Western Maricopa Education center welcomes families, youth and educators to attend the START the Spark SciTech Festival 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 25 at START West-MEC, 5405 N. 99th Ave., Glendale.

Explore the industries of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on demonstrations and activities.

START the Spark is a free event where all ages and attendees can expect to learn and participate in activities such as coding, Legos, robotics, video production and virtual reality.

Java Trolley coffee and pastries will be available for purchase at the event. Adult education, central program courses and summer camp information will also be available.