Discovery Days brings the fun and excitement of science to a huge crowd. In conjunction with local science outreach groups, Discovery Days hosts over 200 hands-on-activities, dozens of exhibits, numerous performances, and family-oriented science entertainment. Attendees are families generally with children aged 0-14, with a special emphasis on those who traditionally do not have access to quality science education resources. Over 50,000 attended Discovery Days in 2016 and we’re not slowing down! In 2017, we’re hosting Discovery Day at AT&T Park on 11/11, Discovery Day – North Bay at Sonoma County Fairground in Santa Rosa on 10/28, and Discovery Day – East Bay at Cal State East Bay on 10/28.
Each year, we host over 20 tours to highlight the scientific wonders of the Bay Area. From hiking along the San Andreas Fault with a geologist or touring a deep sea ocean exploration manufacturing center with marine engineers, each tour highlights local resources with the guidance of a scientists or engineer.
High profile science acts from around the country anchor evening programming during the festival. Past performers include NPR’s Radiolab, Food Network’s Alton Brown, and famous scientists from around the world.