TONAWANDA, N.Y. — In the City of Tonawanda, kids and their families got to let off some steam-- literally. We're talking about the first ever "science, technology, engineering, arts, and math" night at Tonawanda Middle School. 

Students were hands-on with drones, an escape room, robots, and virtual reality.

"It shouldn't just be learning in the classroom, they should be out there teaching others including their parents and family but also enjoying it," said Daniel Lynch of the City of Tonawanda Schools. "This should be fun. It shouldn't just be boring textbook stuff. It should be fun education"

Organizers say adding "art" to your typical stem programs helps the newer generation of kids who are more visual learners.