Discovery Day In San Francisco

Discovery Day in San Francisco

This free family event is unlike any other – with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games and astounding activities for all ages! This super-charged, super-fun celebration will include hundreds of hands-on activities, robots and opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers.  The Bay Area Science Festival will return in Fall  2025.  There will not be a Discovery Day event in in San Francisco in 2024.

KPIX news coverage from the 2019 Discovery Day AT Oracle Park

UCSF @ Discovery Days

Discover the mysteries of science with UCSF! Learn how our bodies work! Booths include dental health, brain anatomy and function, how neurons communicate with each other and more. Thank you to our UCSF family for supporting the event and sharing your science with the Bay!

Chevron Stem Zone

Visit the Chevron STEM Zone! Play baseball using a revolutionary new Virtual Reality headset, compete with a friend to see who can power a plane higher, look inside yourself through thermal imaging, and more. Discover what STEM career paths could be in your future!

Robot Zoo

Interact and play with robots that have been built by industry groups, academia, and school clubs in the Robot Zoo. Located on the Club level of Oracle Park, the Robot Zoo will be overrun with robots of all shapes and sizes.


Discovery Day will not be held in 2024. Thank you for your understanding.

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.