Bay Area Science Festival 2020

October 21-25, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Bay Area Science Festival moved to a virtual format in October 2020.  The five-day Bay Area Science Festival featured events from sites throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Activities included hands-on science experiments, STEM storytimes, live Q&A sessions and interviews with scientists, demonstrations, behind-the-scenes tours, and more. Nearly all of our virtual events will remain available as on-demand recordings until October 2021 and can be accessed from the schedule tab above.  In the schedule, you can search by topic, age-group, or type of presentation.

Thank you to our sponsors, collaborators, volunteers & presenters for helping to make our 10th festival a success!  And thanks to our participants for joining us! We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

The Bay Area Science Festival is Northern California’s largest education event, bringing together STEM role models, families, youth, and adults to experience the wonder of science.

In its 10th year, the Science & Health Education Partnership at UCSF is pleased to organize the Bay Area Science Festival in collaboration with Bay Area universities, museums, cultural institutions, libraries, corporations, after-school groups, research labs, and government agencies.

Celebrating 10 Years!

Huge Shout Out!


Chevron has been the presenting sponsor for the Bay Area Science Festival for the last 10 years and partners with organizations around the Bay Area to support STEM education in local communities.

University of California,
San Francisco

UC San Francisco is the leading university dedicated to advancing health worldwide through preeminent biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. Within our overarching advancing health worldwide mission, UCSF is devoted at every level to serving the public.

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