Raritan Valley Robot Rumble
Come watch up to 21 high school FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams play CHARGED UP™ in the center court of the mall! Meet our teams, see their workspace, and get an up-close view of their robots!
Interested in being an Exhibitor?
FIRST Ⓡ Tech Challenge Robotics Teams
FIRST® Tech Challenge of New Jersey team members will be bringing their robots and excitement to the event. Teams will be building and practicing for the 2023-24 game, FIRST® CENTERSTAGE℠ . See teams enhancing their robot design in the “Pit Area” and playing the official game on a 12’ x 12’ field.
The area will also include a FIRST® FREIGHT FRENZY℠ exhibit which will serve to demonstrate the 2021-2022 game and serve as a Driving Zone for young guests. Area visitors can also drive one of our “jersey-bots” around a 16’ x 16’ “FTC Racetrack”, among other fun activities.
All are invited to meet our team members, enjoy the amusements, and learn about the FIRST® Tech Challenge Program for 7th - 12th Grade students.
Large Robot Driving Experience
Meet our FIRST® Robotics Competition teams and take one of the robots for a test drive.
Fizz, Bang, BOOM
(Opposite Apple Store)
Sunday Only @ 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm
Learning starts with wonder and once you ask WHY a world of possibilities opens up. Science doesn't belong just in a book, it's EVERYWHERE. During the show, kids think critically and experiment in real-time, making lasting memories and learning to explore the world around them by asking "WHY?". Join us as we learn about the changing states of matter, pressure, chemical reactions, motion, and an examination of what makes a true scientist.
Learn About STEM
Come meet local scientists, organizations, schools, and companies that are focused on science, technology, engineering, or math.
Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase's STEAM Station is great for kids of all ages to stop by and learn more about Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math (STEAM). From fun presentations to engaging activities, the STEAM Station is the perfect place to participate in some friendly competition, learn, and have fun! Please take a look at our schedule to see what you might be interested in.
(Lower Level by Soma)
Experience the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward from last year's game FIRST ENERGIZE℠. Meet teams and interact with the field elements.
Free Build - Love LEGOⓇ? Grab a spot at the Lego table and let your imagination run wild.
Race LEGOⓇ Robots - Our tinkerers have been hard at work to adapt FIRSTⓇ LEGOⓇ Leauge robots for a little friendly competition.
We understand that crowds, noisy robot competitions and activities with large groups do not work for every child. We will have a quiet store space, located on the lower level, with Sensory-Friendly STEAM Activities available for independent exploration with open space to just chill for a few quiet moments.
(Opposite Apple Store)
FRC Team 41
FRC Team 56
Bound Brook, NJ
FRC Team 75
FRC Team 102
FRC Team 1257
Scotch Plains, NJ
FRC Team 3637
North Plainfield, NJ