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Events

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Thursday April 21, 2022
4:00 pm -
4:30 pm
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Summary: Learn what radiology is all about and the equipment we use. Learn about the job of a radiologist and what we do every day.
Thursday April 21, 2022
4:30 pm -
5:00 pm
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Summary: What are Radiology and Imaging? What does a Radiologist do? Join our session to gain a better understanding of Radiology and Radiologists.
Thursday April 21, 2022
4:30 pm -
6:30 pm
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Summary: Join us for a geological walking tour of Stanford’s campus.
Friday April 22, 2022
10:30 am -
11:00 am
PDT
Summary: Can teen science make a difference? Yes, it can! Hear stories of real teen inventors and discoverers and how they did it.
Friday April 22, 2022
12:00 pm -
1:00 pm
PDT
Summary: In this virtual tour, hear about our history at SLAC and learn about our facilities and sciences that address discoveries and solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
Friday April 22, 2022
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
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Summary: In this virtual tour, hear about our history at SLAC and learn about our facilities and sciences that address discoveries and solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
Saturday April 23, 2022
8:30 am -
12:00 pm
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Summary: Take a hike at San Bruno Mountain, explore unique plants found in the area, and learn what kinds of dyes and molecules come from them.
Saturday April 23, 2022
9:00 am -
2:00 pm
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Summary: Join us for a Earth Day Restoration Work Day at Candlestick Point Park to help California’s first urban state park become more climate resilient!
Saturday April 23, 2022
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join a tour of Glen Canyon Park led by the California Native Plant Society and explore the park’s wildlife and their native habitats.
Saturday April 23, 2022
10:00 am -
1:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Explore the Science of Bubbles and investigate surface tension, soap solutions, and special ingredients to create gigantic and colorful bubbles!
Saturday April 23, 2022
10:30 am -
11:15 am
PDT
Summary: Explore the history of the San Francisco Presidio at an active archaeological dig site and ask questions to the archaeologist.
Saturday April 23, 2022
10:30 am -
11:00 am
PDT
Summary: Can teen science make a difference? Yes, it can! Hear stories of real teen inventors and discoverers and how they did it.
Saturday April 23, 2022
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join the Science Communication Lab’s team for a screening and discussion of their award-winning short film “A Walk in the Woods.”
Saturday April 23, 2022
12:00 pm -
1:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Virtual laboratory tour of Denali Therapeutics and interactive panel highlighting diverse career paths in drug development for brain diseases.
Saturday April 23, 2022
12:30 pm -
1:45 pm
PDT
Summary: From tech entrepreneurship to science communication, explore the interdisciplinarity of STEM careers and the connection between science and society.
Saturday April 23, 2022
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join for a fun intro to video game design with PyGame! In this beginner friendly workshop, you will use trinket.io, python, and PyGame.
Saturday April 23, 2022
1:00 pm -
3:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of different engaging, hands-on puzzles, games, and other math enrichment activities.
Saturday April 23, 2022
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
PDT
Summary: English language talk by the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley on local raptors: hawks, eagles, owls. Educational Talk + Q&A
Sunday April 24, 2022
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Build your own straw rockets and explore space technologies and engineering with UC Berkeley’s Space Technologies and Rocketry (STAR) Team.
Sunday April 24, 2022
11:00 am -
4:00 pm
PDT
Summary: This free family event will include hundreds of hands-on activities, robots and opportunities to meet local scientists on every level of the ballpark.
Sunday April 24, 2022
1:00 pm -
5:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Visit the Daniels Nature Center in the Skyline Ridge Preserve, indulge your curiosity and immerse yourself in science-learning fun.
Monday April 25, 2022
10:00 am -
11:00 am
PDT
Summary: Join our Habitat Restoration Team for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour from our nursery to the shoreline as we take a look at the life cycle of native tidal marsh plant species.
Monday April 25, 2022
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Learn how to tackle bias and discrimination when you join us on a dive into representation, erasure, discrimination, and what we can do about it.
Monday April 25, 2022
6:00 pm -
7:00 pm
PDT
Summary: An interpreter-led natural history walk that focuses on the SF Bay shoreline and how climate change and sea level rise will impact it in the future.
Monday April 25, 2022
7:00 pm -
8:30 pm
PDT
Summary: For long-duration space travel – interplanetary and interstellar – what spacecraft accommodations are necessary, and how must explorers adapt?
Tuesday April 26, 2022
12:00 pm -
1:00 pm
PDT
Summary: How to turn microbes into movie stars? Come hear the stories behind filmmaking and engage in a discussion around bringing science stories to film.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Learn how infectious diseases are identified in the clinical laboratory, and how we are improving diagnostics in the lab.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join CA State Park Interpreter Charli to learn how to bioblitz and participate in citizen science challenges.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
4:00 pm -
4:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Learn how 3D printing and silicone casting are being used to create models for UCSF faculty, students, and researchers.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
5:30 pm -
6:30 pm
PDT
Summary: We will describe our biomedical engineering and nanotechnology research, take a tour of the lab, see a science demo, and have a Q&A session.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
5:30 pm -
6:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Tour of automated cell culture facility dedicated to building and scaling up the gene-editing tool, CRISPR, and genome engineering approaches.
Tuesday April 26, 2022
6:00 pm -
7:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley dara una platica educativa sobre aves de rapina locales ; alcones, aguilas y buhos. Por preguntas y respuestas
Tuesday April 26, 2022
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
PDT
Summary: KQED’s Science reporter and host, Danielle Venton and Planet Labs Robert Simmon, will guide us through the different ways wildfires spread using satellite imagery, and share practical tips on how to prepare for fire season and emergency
Wednesday April 27, 2022
12:30 pm -
1:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Join us for an overview of Recology; learn about our history, current programs, and what happens to the items placed in your curbside bins.
Wednesday April 27, 2022
1:30 pm -
4:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Explore physics while building and launching air-powered water rockets at the Hiller Aviation Museum! Event includes complimentary museum admission.
Wednesday April 27, 2022
2:00 pm -
4:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Try out our newest Oakland Zoo offering – augmented reality learning through a free app. As you explore the grounds new challenges will unlock.
Wednesday April 27, 2022
2:30 pm -
3:15 pm
PDT
Summary: How do scientists go from OMG to advanced degree? Get the answer to this and YOUR questions on Zoom!
Wednesday April 27, 2022
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Discover how nature inspires modern technology through biomimicry in a hands-on virtual workshop hosted by The Energy Coalition.
Wednesday April 27, 2022
4:00 pm -
5:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Join us as we ‘dig in’ to the science behind gardening and the garden food web in this hands-on family science workshop.
Wednesday April 27, 2022
7:00 pm -
8:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Learn how the immune system works and how diseases are treated by a range of new therapeutics that work by enhancing or inhibiting this system.
Wednesday April 27, 2022
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
PDT
Summary: How can you capture solar energy in liquid form? Come discover the science behind the carbon-neutral fuels of the future.
Wednesday April 27, 2022
8:00 pm -
9:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Young researchers from Cal & Stanford explore how robots learn and how amphibians navigate.
Thursday April 28, 2022
11:00 am -
12:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Un evento virtual en el que participarán seis científicos, quienes darán un recorrido por el laboratorio y compartirán con nosotros el trabajo que realizan a diario.
Thursday April 28, 2022
2:00 pm -
4:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Enjoy an original children’s book narrative as you take a leisurely stroll through the safe wild spaces of Oakland’s Arroyo Viejo Creek.
Thursday April 28, 2022
4:00 pm -
5:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join CA State Park Interpreter Charli to learn how to bioblitz and participate in citizen science challenges.
Thursday April 28, 2022
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
PDT
Summary: From April 21-30, get outside and observe birds around you! Then join our live event to learn about birds and share your observations for a chance to win a shirt!
Thursday April 28, 2022
6:00 pm -
10:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Hear from scientists and leaders whose work is at the forefront of cosmology, forming humans’ deepening grasp of the science of the universe.
Thursday April 28, 2022
6:00 pm -
7:00 pm
PDT
Summary: 大家好,歡迎你們來參加矽谷野生動物救護中心(簡稱WCSV)舉辦的教育講座。我們將會用國語介紹附近的各種野禽-老鷹,貓頭鷹,鶽。歡迎大家提問。
Friday April 29, 2022
1:00 pm -
4:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Explore what is is like to study physics at UC Berkeley, learn about the labs, current research projects, and the physics community on campus.
Friday April 29, 2022
3:30 pm -
5:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Bringing the beauty and diversity of the micro-algae and micro-animals to you virtually, follow the process from collecting to imaging.
Friday April 29, 2022
5:00 pm -
6:15 pm
PDT
Summary: SPANISH/ENGLISH Aprenda sobre las salamandras ajolote y los colibríes con la serie de videos Deep Look y dos científicos invitados.
Friday April 29, 2022
5:30 pm -
7:30 pm
PDT
Summary: Join us for a community family maker event for K-12 students and their families. There will be both high-tech and classic maker activities provided.
Friday April 29, 2022
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Learn about the science and history of natural dyes. You might be surprised by the colors that can come from plants all around us!
Saturday April 30, 2022
10:00 am -
11:00 am
PDT
Summary: Behind-the-scenes look at an ocean engineering and technology facility serving science and exploration.
Saturday April 30, 2022
10:00 am -
10:30 am
PDT
Summary: We will demonstrate a robotic-based linear accelerator used for radiation treatment of cancer and show how it delivers radiation (and dances)!
Saturday April 30, 2022
10:00 am -
1:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join SF Department of Environment & SF Recreation and Parks Department for youth & family STEM service day stewarding Glen Park.
Saturday April 30, 2022
10:00 am -
1:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join SF Department of Environment & SF Recreation and Parks Department for youth & family STEM service day stewarding Gillman Playground.
Saturday April 30, 2022
10:00 am -
1:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join SF Department of Environment & SF Recreation and Parks Department for a children & family STEM service day stewarding Louis Sutter Playground.
Saturday April 30, 2022
10:00 am -
2:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Inspire your child to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Math with exhibits, hands-on workshops, contests, and MORE!
Saturday April 30, 2022
10:00 am -
1:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join SF Department of Environment & SF Recreation and Parks Department for a children & family STEM service day stewarding Lafayette Park.
Saturday April 30, 2022
11:00 am -
2:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Meet a scientist, be a scientist! Join 18 UC Berkeley STEM departments for a full-blown SCIENCE-PALOOZA on the outdoor plaza of the Lawrence.
Saturday April 30, 2022
11:00 am -
4:00 pm
PDT
Summary: The CSU East Bay Hayward campus will host more than 40 free demonstrations, experiments, hands-on-activities, exhibits, and much much more.
Saturday April 30, 2022
11:00 am -
4:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Celebrate Midpen’s 50th Anniversary of public open space preservation, protection, and restoration, at this family festival at Ravenswood preserve.
Saturday April 30, 2022
2:00 pm -
4:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Join us for a tour of the EcoCenter and participate in wetland habitat restoration.
Saturday April 30, 2022
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
PDT
Summary: Behind-the-scenes look at an ocean engineering and technology facility serving science and exploration.
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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.

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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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