The Bay Area Science Festival is Taking a Break in 2023

Discovery Days – Cal State

Discovery Day at Cal State East Bay

The CSU East Bay hosts more than 40 free demonstrations, experiments, hands-on-activities, exhibits, and much much more. Exhibits are held mostly outdoors, with limited numbers of indoor tours of science labs.

Participation by everyone is encouraged. Everyone – young and old – can experience the wonders of science. This event is held in the spring every other year in Hayward and will not be held again until 2024.

  • Expected Attendance: 3,000
  • Cost: FREE – No tickets Needed
  • Location:
    Cal State East Bay

Everyone – young and old – can experience the wonders of science.

Interactive Exhibits


Hands on Activities

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

Thank You for Supporting BASF

We strive to make all Bay Area Science Festival events free, when possible. To produce the Festival, we must annually raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Every donation helps us make this important work possible.

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Thank you for your generous support of the Bay Area Science Festival! As part of UCSF, SEP is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please let us know if your company participates in a matching gift program so that we can extend the benefit of your generosity.