SOLD OUT: Exploring the Science of Gardening

Are you and your family interested in learning more about gardening? Join California State Parks at the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area Community Garden for a fun-filled, hands-on exploration of an urban community garden. Families will receive a deep dive into how science is used in all parts of gardening, from soil health to food […]

Youth Take Climate Action: Lafayette Park

Healing the land and our communities, Youth Take Climate Action is part of a citywide Youth Service Day. Join us for a children & family STEM service day stewarding Lafayette Park. San Francisco Department of the Environment’s Education team and SF Rec and Park will host climate-focused service projects and lead STEM-focused activities including habitat […]

Science of Bubbles

Discover the Science of Bubbles at Quest Science Center’s Science@Stockmen’s Park series. Experience a dozen hands-on soap bubble activities, along with performances and competitions. Learn about the science behind surface tension, soap solutions, and special ingredients to make gigantic and colorful bubbles. Explorers of all ages are welcome at this community drop-in event.

Bird Scavenger Hunt

Join the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) for a Bird Scavenger Hunt! Anytime during the Bay Area Science Festival, from April 21 to 30, get outside and observe birds around you! Because observation is an important part of science, we’ll challenge you to find certain birds and observe their behavior. All you need to […]


Meet a scientist, be a scientist! Science at Cal and the Lawrence Hall of Science are hosting a full-blown SCIENCE-PALOOZA overlooking the Bay on the beautiful and spacious outdoor plaza of the Lawrence Hall of Science. We will showcase interactive and engaging STEM activities from UC Berkeley departments, student groups, scientists, artists, designers, and our […]

Water Rocket Rally

Blast into physics at the Hiller Aviation Museum Water Rocket Rally! Ideal for elementary-aged students (grades K-5), participants learn about Newton’s Third Law and examine a real rocket designed and built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Then, everyone designs, constructs, and launches a water rocket made from a recycled soda bottle! Following the water rocket […]

Being a Radiologist – Learn to read X-rays!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have x-ray vision? A radiologist gets to use this superpower every day! By using a special camera, they are able to take a picture of your insides to look at your bones, organs, and muscles. Join us for a conversation with some of UCSF’s Radiology and Biomedical […]

San Francisco Math Circle Math Festival

At the San Francisco Math Circle, we make math accessible, inclusive, and fun! The SF Math Circle is an extracurricular math enrichment program that encourages students to develop their identities as mathematical thinkers in a supportive, collaborative, and fun environment. We promote positive attitudes towards math and learning through engaging, hands-on puzzles and games that […]

Protecting and Rehabilitating Local Raptors

Join the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley (WCSV) for an educational talk about local raptor species, issues that affect our local birds of prey, simple ways you can help at home in your neighborhood, and what WCSV does to rehabilitate sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in the Bay Area. Bring your questions about raptors, and/or […]