Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

From 50 to Forever: Caring for the land that cares for us. Fifty years ago, our community prioritized clean air and water, healthy habitats for diverse native plants and animals, ecosystems that are resilient to the effects of our changing climate and places for people to connect with nature – that’s what Midpen provides in perpetuity. The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District supports plants, animals and people throughout the greater Santa Cruz Mountains region by protecting and stewarding nearly 65,000 acres of public land in 26 preserves from bay wetlands to redwood forests and coastal grasslands supporting an incredible web of life making this region one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.


Sunday, April 24, 2022, 1:00 pm
Visit the Daniels Nature Center in the Skyline Ridge Preserve, indulge your curiosity and immerse yourself in science-learning fun.
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 11:00 am
Celebrate Midpen’s 50th Anniversary of public open space preservation, protection, and restoration, at this family festival at Ravenswood preserve.

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.