Event Hosts

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research….
For more than 60 years, Cal State East Bay has served the Bay Area as part of the California State University system, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic pro…
Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is the first urban state park in California. With its roots deeply within the environmental justice movement of the 1970’s, Candlestick Point was created to bring high quality recreational opportuniti…
Neurodegenerative diseases are one of the largest medical challenges of our time. Denali Therapeutics is a biotechnology company dedicated to developing breakthrough therapies for neurodegenerative diseases through our deep commitment to de…
DOER is a woman owned small business focused on the advancement of underwater exploration and discovery. Remotely operated, human occupied and autonomous systems are all tools in the box at DOER along with many purpose built systems for har…
The Environmental Volunteers promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education. We offer volunteer-driven learning experiences in classrooms and in the community. We are always looking fo…
The Exploratorium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit museum, a professional development home for teachers, and a global exhibit-design trailblazer with a mission to transform learning….
The Hiller Aviation Museum preserves Northern California’s heritage of innovation in aeronautics and uses aviation as a gateway to engage young people in the science, technology, engineering and wonder of flight….
KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS affiliate based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation and one …
Berkeley Lab ranks among the world’s top research institutions, with a $1.1 billion annual budget, 14 Nobel Prizes, and 16 discovered elements. Its open, unclassified research brings together diverse teams and cutting edge facilities to add…
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 …
The Oakland Zoo is proud to have served the East Bay community since 1922, taking action for wildlife under our care, in our region, and around the globe….
The Presidio Trust is an innovative federal agency that stewards and shares the history, beauty, and wonder of the Presidio for everyone to enjoy forever. We earn the funds to manage the Presidio by operating park businesses, from leasing h…
Quest Science Center’s mission is to develop curiosity and understanding through hands-on science learning for everyone. We serve students, families, and adults of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in the Tri-Valley region and beyond. We …
Recology: A World Without Waste The Recology mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. We seek to eliminate waste by developing and discovering sustainable resource recovery practices …
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, c…
The San Francisco Microscopical Society is a community of aspirational, amateur, and professional microscopists. Our mission is to be a focal point for all microscopists across all disciplines of both science and the arts. We welcome all pe…
Save The Bay has been protecting, restoring, and celebrating the San Francisco Bay for over 60 years. We work to promote Bay Smart policies, actively restore wetlands throughout the Bay Area, and educate the public….
The Science Communication Lab is an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to using multimedia storytelling to engage the public, including educational and scientific communities, in the journey and wonder of science….
As one of 17 Department of Energy national labs, SLAC is a multi-program lab that pushes the frontiers of human knowledge and drives discoveries that benefit humankind. We invent the tools that make those discoveries possible and share them…
The geoscientists and students in Stanford’s Geological Sciences department study the properties of Earth materials, like minerals, rocks, soils, sediments and water, to learn about the history and future of the Earth and other planets. The…
As a project for the African American Early Child Educator, STEM Frenzy has been funded by San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Initiative to give voice to the needs of the legacy African American providers, facilitate dedicated space to cultivate …
TeenTechSF’s mission is to empower the next generation of tech innovators and civic entrepreneurs by providing equal access to tech for all teens. Since launching, TeenTechSF has connected 3000+ teens in the Bay Area and around the world to…
The Tech Interactive is a family-friendly science and technology center in the heart of downtown San Jose. Our hands-on activities, experimental labs and design challenge experiences empower people to innovate with creativity, curiosity and…
Twist Bioscience makes synthetic DNA to improve health and sustainability. We work in service of customers who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as medicine, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, by using o…
Science at Cal connects UC Berkeley Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) researchers with diverse community groups of all ages and backgrounds, for science engagement and learning. Accessibility, inclusiveness, creativity…
The UCSF integrative microbiology (iMicro) program is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program dedicated to understanding microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites) in health and disease with the goal of applying these adv…
Consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools, the UCSF School of Medicine earns its greatest distinction from its outstanding faculty – among them are seven Nobel laureates, 118 National Academy of Medicine members, 64 Ameri…
The Unconscious Bias project aims to empower the individual, group, and collective using the latest best practices to do more to address systemic inequities of racism, xenophobia, ageism, ableism, and others excluded in society. Our hope is…
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley is dedicated to providing sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife with exceptional free care, rehabilitation, and the opportunity for release. We also aim to educate the public about coexisting peacefully …
Wonderfest is the 25-year-old “Bay Area Beacon of Science.” Through its nonprofit science outreach programs, Wonderfest inspires curiosity, promotes careful reasoning, challenges unexamined beliefs, and encourages life-long learning….

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.