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Register for the Science Events Summit

Join us at the 2023 Science Events Summit this June 4 - 6 in Atlanta. The meeting will feel different this year, with an emphasis on the future of our growing community of practice.

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Science Near Me

This NSF-funded initiative brings together public science events in users' local area. If you would like to list your festival's events, contact us!

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Welcome to the new SFA site!

We've launched the new Science Festival Alliance website, with the same resources and some new features.

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Our Mission

The Science Festival Alliance (SFA) fosters a professional community dedicated to cultivating a healthy relationship between science and society through festivals and other public events.

We are a collaborative network of member institutions, initiatives, and individuals committed to sharing resources and working with a diverse group of stakeholders to spark curiosity, encourage experimentation, and engage with our communities.

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Upcoming Science Festivals

Chicago Science Festival

Chicago Science Fest features awe-inspiring talks by Chicago-area researchers and mind-blowing demos from local universities and business.
Chicago, IL
June 17, 2023

Los Alamos ScienceFest

Los Alamos ScienceFest celebrates the history and science of Los Alamos, New Mexico through fun and engaging activities and events for people of all ages.
Los Alamos, NM
July 18, 2023

Neutrino Day

Neutrino Day takes place at locations across Lead, including the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, the Sanford Underground Research Facility, the Handley Recreation Center and the Historic Homestake Opera House. Start your day at the Visitor Center, then take buses to other locations throughout Lead.
160 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754
July 8, 2023

Houston Science Festival

September 9, 2023


A smash-up of art, science, and engineering!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
September 16, 2023

Wisconsin Science Festival

Hundreds of venues around Wisconsin participate in the Wisconsin Science Festival, a statewide celebration that connects people with science, technology, engineering, art and math.
October 22, 2023
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Resources & Toolkits

Production Calendar (Small Festivals)

Carnival Day Survey [Adults] (Small Festival)

2016 Annual Report

Evaluation Report: 2009 San Diego Science Festival Exhibitor and Performer Survey Report

Information about Research StudyAssent (Ages 15 –17)

Evaluation Instrument: 2012 Seattle Science Festival Luminaries Survey

Evaluation Method: Data Collection Methods Webinar

Information about Research StudyAssent (Ages 5 –14)

Science Festival Tips on Finances

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