The Gravity Games are an opportunity for students to engage with STEM in a fun and hands-on way, as they design and build gravity-powered cars, then race them through the streets of Lenoir. Teams from schools, Scout Troops, and Boys & Girls Clubs across the state use their engineering skills to build the fastest and coolest cars.

The day also includes fun activities and hands on science for everyone attending. When you aren't watching the racers, head over to Science Street and check out the Appalachian State University solar-powered car, or try your hand against a connect-four playing robot! For the younger kids, hop on over to one of the bounce houses, or change the tire on a real NASCAR team car!

NC Gravity Games is a signature event of the NC Science Festival. Sponsors include Google, Appalachian State University, the University of North Carolina and the City of Lenoir.


Erik McIntosh

Downtown Lenoir 801 West Ave
Lenoir, NC 28645

Updated January 16, 2020