Event Types

Over the course of the 10 days, more than 50 Festival events are offered for the families, teens and adults. In 2022, we are excited to return to in-person events and look forward to seeing you at Discovery Days!

fun and excitement

Discovery days

Young girl doing a science activity is being cheered on by her family.

Discovery Days bring the fun and excitement of science to a huge crowd. Working with local universities, museums, companies, school groups, non-profits and many others, Discovery Days offer hundreds of FREE hands-on-activities and exhibits. In 2022, we’re hosting Discovery Day at Oracle Park in San Francisco and Discovery Day at CSU East Bay’s Hayward Campus.

Each year, we host behind-the-scenes tours that highlight the scientific wonders of the Bay Area. You can hike along the San Andreas Fault with a geologist, tour a deep sea ocean exploration manufacturing center with marine engineers, or peer into a microscope with a microbiologist. 

scientific wonders

Explorer Tours

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thought provoking

Panel Discussions

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Each year the Festival hosts thought-provoking discussions, research presentations, film screenings and moreto bring the public and STEM role models, researchers, scientists, and thought leaders together.

Proud Members

Science Festival Alliance

The Bay Area Science Festival is part of the Science Festival Alliance, the professional association in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to more and better science and technology festivals.

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