Big News! The Bay Area Science Festival is Moving to Spring 2022!

We’re excited to continue the Bay Area Science Festival in spring 2022! After consulting with many in the BASF family, the decision was made to move the Festival from its traditional fall time frame to the spring, permanently. Why? The health and safety of our BASF family — our attendees, collaborators and sponsors — is of the utmost importance to us. As the risk of fall wildfires continues to increase in the Bay Area, a permanent move to the spring allows us to continue to hold the safest, and most enjoyable Festival possible with the in-person, hands-on games and endless activities (and, yes, Discovery Days!) that make BASF so special.


Keep the Learning Going!

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Bay Area Science Festival moved to a virtual format in October 2020. The five-day Bay Area Science Festival featured events from sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Activities included hands-on science experiments, STEM story times, live Q&A sessions and interviews with scientists, demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Nearly all of our virtual events will remain available as on-demand recordings until October 2021 and can be accessed by clicking the link below to get to the Festival platform.

New- Now all BASF 2020 Festival recordings are available to explore here and on YouTube here.

Thank you to our sponsors, collaborators, volunteers & presenters for helping making our 10th festival a success! And thanks to our participants for joining us! We look forward to seeing you in Spring of 2022!

The Bay Area Science Festival is Northern California’s largest education event, bringing together STEM role models, families, youth and adults to experience the wonder of science.

In its 10th year, the Science & Health Education Partnership at UCSF is pleased to organize the Bay Area Science Festival in collaboration with Bay Area universities, museums, cultural institutions, libraries, corporations, after-school groups, research labs and government agencies.