Photo courtesy of Science North, 2017.

Get Involved with a Festival

Science festivals simply are not possible without community partners, sponsors, and engaged citizens. 

For specific partnering opportunities, use our Festival Directory to find a festival near you and contact the festival organizer directly. To consider a larger strategy for partnering with multiple festivals, contact the Science Festival Alliance.


Volunteers make successful science festivals possible! Help your community celebrate science and engineering and get a behind-the-scenes look at festival programming. 

Check out our resources for festival volunteers.


Science festivals can help you or your organization reach new audiences through K-12 school visits, community outreach events, a party at your place, a booth at the festival main event, and many more possible formats.

Explore more and find our best resources for festival exhibitors.


Are you studying or working in a STEM field? Share your work with the public at a science festival. Propose your own festival programs or use your network to help connect festival organizers with the best presenters in the field. 

Find more SFA resources for STEM scholars and practitioners.


Universities, school systems, civic government, regional media: these organizations are the fabric of a community and essential partners in festival planning and in-kind support. Collaborators share in a festival’s success in ways that support their own missions.

Check out our resources for community partners and collaborators.


Festivals rely on sponsorship to help make their programs as accessible as possible to a broad audience. In turn, sponsors can reach huge audiences who are energized by science and discovery.

View our resources for science festival sponsors and those considering sponsorship opportunities.