Explorer Tours

Explorer Tours

Each year, we host behind-the-scenes tours that highlight the scientific wonders of the Bay Area. From exploring Glen Canyon Park with a CA Native Plant Society Naturalist to touring a deep sea ocean exploration manufacturing center with marine engineers, each tour highlights local resources and is led by someone who works in the science, technology, engineering, math or health fields. The Bay Area Science Festival will not be held in 2023, but we hope to return in 2024.

  • Costs: All are Free
  • Format: Mix of virtual and in-person
  • Attendance: Each are small groups of 10-20ppl for in person Explorer Tours

Attendees on the Baylands Bird Tour

Sample of Past Explorer Tours

April 30, 2022 2:00 pm

SOLD OUT: Grey Water and Wetlands: The EcoCenter’s Wastewater Treatment System

April 26, 2022 3:00 pm

What’s Infecting Us? Laboratory Detection of Pathogens in the Current Era

April 24, 2022 1:00 pm

Nature Expo at Daniels Nature Center – Skyline Ridge Preserve

April 23, 2022 12:00 pm

Defeating Neurodegeneration: Virtual Career Panel and Tour

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.