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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.

Recent News

SFA at ASTC 2022

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Upcoming Science Festivals

St. Petersburg Science Festival

Our mission is to show that learning science can be fun, to showcase the wonders of science, to relate how science fits into the larger context of modern everyday life, and to connect the public with scientists for a direct translation.
140 7th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
February 18, 2023

Jacksonville Science Festival

Jacksonville Science Festival is for all students, teachers, experts, organizations, local businesses and community partners coming together to celebrate education with all of the Jacksonville community and surrounding regions.
North Florida and surrounding Jacksonville, FL
March 4, 2023

Visit Lauderdale Science Festival

South Florida’s New Science Festival in the Arts & Entertainment District of Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
March 4, 2023
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Resources & Toolkits

Video - How to Pitch a Science Festival to Potential Sponsors

Keeping Your Festival Fresh - COP Webinar Series

Video - Portal to the Public (Pacific Science Center)

2015 Festival Partner Museum Programs

Call for Activities Eureka Science Festival

Promotional and Content Resource: Beer Quiz (PSF)

Video - How to Pitch a Science Event to a Bar or Restaurant

Evaluation Report: 2012 Science Festival Alliance Evaluation Report

Science Festival Production Timeline Sample

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