Discovery Days – Oracle Park

Discovery Day at Oracle Park in San Francisco

Sunday 4/24/2022 - 11 AM - 4 PM

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 on every level of the ballpark.

  • Expected Attendance: 25,000
  • FREE: No tickets needed!
    Activities for all ages!
  • Proof of vaccination is required for 5 yrs and up. Negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of event can be used instead of vaccination proof. Children under 5 do not need to be tested. This is an indoor/outdoor event. Masks are required in indoor spaces, recommended but not required outdoors.

What to Expect in 2022

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.

Visitor InfoRMATION

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Attendees 5 and up need to show proof of vaccination (initial series is sufficient). A negative PCR test result from the past 48 hours is accepted instead of vaccination. Masks are required in all indoor spaces of the ballpark and are recommended outside.

Mass Transit

We encourage all attendees to take mass transit to Oracle Park. It is accessible by BART, Muni, Caltrain and close to ferries. For a complete list of options, visit the Oracle Park mass transit site.

Parking

Parking is available for $20 at Pier30/32, north of Oracle Park, and for $30 in Lot A/Pier 48, south of Oracle Park. For more info see the Oracle Park Parking Guide.

Bike Parking

Secure bike parking is available on the Portwalk near the Dignity Health Center, and is operated by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which is an independent contractor. Bicycles left at the bike parking lot are not the responsibility of the Bay Area Science Festival or the Giants.

There is no charge for this service, but a donation can be made. All proceeds benefit the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.

Food & Drink

Oracle Park will have numerous food and drink concessions open at the ballpark, just like on a gameday. Vegetarian options will be available. Attendees can also bring in food and snacks. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Food and drink may be consumed outside in the ballpark seating areas, please stay 6 ft. apart from other groups/families while eating.

Water

Water bottle filling stations will be available on the field and on all levels of the ballpark. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

Weather

Event will be held rain or shine! Weather at the ballpark is variable – sometimes sunny, sometimes chilly, sometimes windy. Dress appropriately!

Pets

Service animals are welcome at Oracle Park. Other pets are prohibited. Please refer to the Oracle Park FAQ (under A for Animals) for more information. 

Bag Policy

To allow for an expedited entry experience, bags are highly discouraged. NO backpacks, briefcases, suitcases, or rolling bags will be permitted. Only bags smaller than 16”x16”x8” will be allowed to enter the park. Paper and plastic grocery bags, purses, fanny packs, lunch bags, diaper bags, soft-sided containers, and handbags are allowed into the ballpark as long as they do not exceed the 16″ x 16″ x 8″ in size in accordance with MLB policy. Oracle Park does not store oversized bags.

All bags will be thoroughly inspected before they are permitted into the ballpark.

Prohibited Item list: 

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Air Horns
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bags or containers measuring over 16″ x 16″ x 8″
  • Cans and glass bottles / containers
  • Drones
  • Hover boards
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Knives
  • Weapons of any kind.
 
 

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.