Unleash Your Inner Scientist at The Bay Area Science Festival

The Annual Bay Area Science Festival returns October 27 – November 5 bringing a wide range of family friendly science & technology activities at a variety of locations throughout the Bay Area.

Bring your budding scientists to these awesome events and introduce your kids to a wide range of future opportunities in science. Parents - feel more confident about supporting your kids’ interests in science. Teachers - check out the new resources to get students thinking about science outside of the classroom. Check out all the amazing events on their website, Facebook, and on Twitter @bayareascience. Here are some of my top recommendations and most are FREE:


Discovery Days brings the fun and excitement of science to a huge crowd. In conjunction with local science outreach groups, Discovery Days hosts over 200 hands-on-activities, dozens of exhibits, numerous performances, and family-oriented science entertainment. Attendees are families generally with children aged 0-14, with a special emphasis on those who traditionally do not have access to quality science education resources. This years Discovery Days are at:


High profile science acts from around the country anchor evening programming during the festival from famous scientists around the world.


Each year, there are over 20 tours to highlight the scientific wonders of the Bay Area. From hiking along the San Andreas Fault with a geologist or touring a deep sea ocean exploration manufacturing center with marine engineers, each tour highlights local resources with the guidance of a scientists or engineer.


Explore what you eat: do you know about the biology, chemistry, physics and even math of your food? Get hands-on with science to find out! Join Cal scientists for some fun, food-related investigations at East Bay farmers’ markets during the Bay Area Science Festival.

  • Sat 10/29 • 10am-3pm • Downtown Berkeley Market • Center St @ MLK, Berkeley
  • Tue 11/1 • 2pm-6:30pm • Lorin (South Berkeley) Market • Adeline & 63 St • Berkeley
    Dates are subject to reduced hours or cancellation in the event of inclement weather.