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We're hiring!

It's a dream come true: a new post coordinating both the Science Festival Alliance and the Cambridge Science Festival, all from the MIT Museum! Love festivals and live events? Care about the relationship between science and community? Then don't think too hard about it, just apply now.

Full job description at MIT Museum's site

Register for the Science Events Summit

Live events may look different in 2022 than they did in 2019. So will the Science Events Summit. Join us in Cambridge June 5 - 7 to re-engage with your peers, remember the power of sharing a place in-person, and rejuvenate your passion for public science events!

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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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Science in Vivo Phase II

Go where the people are! Letters of interest for up to $15,000 of project funding due March 14.

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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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ASM Science Festival Grants

Upcoming Science Festivals

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 16, 2022

Celebrate Science Indiana

Indiana's premier science festival
Indiana State Fairgounds
September 30, 2022

Cambridge Science Festival

The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is an annual celebration showcasing the intersection of science and art.
Cambridge, MA
October 8, 2022
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Resources & Toolkits

Information about Research StudyAssent (Ages 5 –14)

2013 Sponsorship Levels (Small Festival)

Exhibitor Registration (Small Festival)

Outgroup Survey

Promotional Resource: 2013 Star Chart Print (NCSF)

2016 IPSEC program

Arizona SciTech Festival video about Student Days at Renaissance Festival

Evaluation Instrument: 2012 Bay Area Science Festival Attendee Survey

Production Calendar (Small Festivals)

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