The North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide celebration of its kind in the nation. Every April becomes a showcase for STEM with community-based events hosted by museums, science centers, colleges, universities, businesses, parks, libraries, and hundreds of K-12 schools.
Each year, we celebrate hundreds of events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout North Carolina. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, expos, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.
This Festival cultivates a positive environment that inspires children to pursue science-related careers and encourages businesses to invest in North Carolina. In an era when recent reports indicate that the United States is losing ground as the world leader in science and technology, and fewer students than ever are seeking careers in science and technology, the Festival energizes our state’s efforts to respond to these challenges.
Ultimately, scientists just want everyone to know what they know -- science is fun and for everyone!
Founded in 2010 by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, NCSciFest has served nearly 3 million participants of all ages since its inception.