The 6th annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park is Saturday 11/5/16. There will hundreds of hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and plenty of fun and educational entertainment. The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark. Get ready to unleash your inner scientist.

When: Due to popular demand, we are extending the hours of this event to 10AM-4PM!

Suggested Age: Families with kids 0-14

Cost: FREE! No tickets/RSVP needed.


Early Admission tickets are sold out. UCSF, Chevron, and KQED member families can gain early admission by showing their employee or member ID at the Portwalk gate without a ticket at 9:30AM. One ID per group needed.

Registration is not required, but helps us prepare better for the event. We’ll also keep you updated on any news leading up to the event on 11/5!

What to Expect in 2016

  • 150 Exhibits and Activities


    Experience over 150 hands-on exhibits and activities from leading science and technology organizations from across the Bay Area. Universities, science museums, research labs, after school organizations, and local companies join forces for an unprecedented opportunity to meet scientists and engineers. Topics include health & medicine, engineering, technology, biotechnology, climate science, and so much more. This year, every exhibit will be framed as investigative questions to encourage explorations and curiosity that we hope will continue throughout the school year.

  • Chevron STEM Zone


    Join us on the field and the fun, interactive activities that provide an inside-look at the science of sports, train like an astronaut, explore robotics, and pick up a family science guide.

  • Life Science Alley


    Experience the best of biotech with a dozen of the Bay Area’s leading life science companies. Extract your DNA, explore your genes, and meet the scientists engineering the next cure.

  • Robot Zoo


    The Club level of AT&T Park will overrun with robots of all shapes and sizes. Get up and close to robots built by students, startups, and research organizations.

2016 Exhibitors List (More being added!)

UC - San Francisco (Field Level)


UCSF – Science and Health Education Partnership What is an acid? What is a base?
UCSF – Science and Health Education Partnership Can you help solve a crime?
UCSF – Science and Health Education Partnership What’s inside an animal’s heart, brain or eye?
UCSF – Science and Health Education Partnership How can you help to keep a boat afloat?
UCSF – Science and Health Education Partnership What are your senses?
UCSF – Science and Health Education Partnership What Do Joints Do for a Body?
UCSF – Science and Health Education Partnership Skull Explorations:
Eyes, Nose, and Mouth- What do they tell us?
UCSF – Science and Health Education Partnership What do the organs inside your body look like?
UCSF Clinical Cytogenetics Lab What does a chromosome look like?
UCSF Department of Ob, Gyn & Reproductive Sciences What’s needed for mammalian fertilization?
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging “What Can You Discover With Radiology?”
UCSF Memory and Aging Center What happens when my brain gets older?
UCSF O&P Centers How does a prosthesis work? How do you stabilize a neck fracture?
UCSF Orthopaedic Trauma Institute What do you know about your body’s bones?
UCSF Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Teen Hearing How loud is too loud?
UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership – San Francisco Health Investigators How can stop the spread of infectious diseases?
UCSF/Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) What is the difference between medicine and candy?
University of Nebraska Biology of Human SEPA Project Discover Your Microbes!

Life Science Alley (Field Level)

Amgen What do your cells look like? Do you have the tasting gene?
Boehringer Ingelheim and Association of Women in Science How does temperature affect glow sticks?
How are polymers made?
How do you make a better glider?
How do you transform a science tool into a suncatcher?
CVS Health How can we have a healthy life?
Dynavax Technologies What does DNA look like?
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research What are germs? Build a Balloon Bug.
ThermoFisher Scientific How to create science experiments with household ingredients?

Field Level

California Academy of Sciences Explore the diversity of cool things from behind the scenes of the California Academy of Sciences!
CuriOdyssey How can common objects be made into extraordinary experiments?
Play-Well TEKnologies What STEM creations can you make out of LEGO?

Science@Cal (Promenade Level)


Berkeley Engineers and Mentors Can marshmallows fly?
Berkeley Science Review What do scientists at UC Berkeley study?
California Section, American Chemical Society Can you identity the mystery scent?
Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) How does a pencil light up a light bulb?
csaa-ucb Cognitive Science Student Association How does your brain control your behavior?
Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley How long can you keep your marble running?
Pilipino Association of Scientists, Architects, & Engineers How does force affect our daily lives?
Project Peanut Butter @ Cal What is malnutrition?
Science@Cal How do artists and scientists share creativity?
UC Berkeley Astronomy Department How big and how far are planets and stars?
UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory Why do earthquake occur and how do we study them?
UC Berkeley Society of Physics Students How can physics explain the workings behind these fun, hands-on demos?
UC Berkeley, ESPM How can we study ants?
University of California Museum of Paleontology Who lived here before the Giants?
Virtual Reality @ Berkeley What is Virtual Reality?

Stanford (Promenade Level)


Concussion Biomechanics, Stanford University How hard do you have to get hit to sustain a concussion?
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory How do you make thousands of invisible particles from outer space visible?
Stanford Chemistry Club and Santa Clara Valley American Chemical Society How does chemistry help solve mysteries?
Stanford Earth: School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Science What can a rock tell us? How does planet Earth change?
Stanford Optical Society What is light and how do we interact with it?
Stanford Polymer Collective, Stanford University What is a polymer? How are polymers used in everyday life?
Stanford University/ Feldman Lab/ Cell Organization Lab What do cells look like and how can we study them?
Tang Lab – Stanford University How do liquids change at small volumes? A tiny droplet of water and a cup of water act differently!

Promenade Level

American Cetacean Society – San Francisco Bay Chapter What is a Food Web in the Ocean and How does it work?
American Institute of Chemical Engineers How does an engineer make lemonade?
Arcus Biosciences What are colors of chemistry?
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists What did the earth look like 300 million years ago?
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Where do stem cells come from?
Call of the Sea How much do you know about the fastest creature on the planet?
Chabot Space and Science Center What happens at a billionth of a meter? What did scientists see when global warming was discovered; care to see & explore that hidden world?
Community Energy Services How do YOU save energy?
Community Resources for Science How strong is the wind?
East Bay Regional Park District What wild animals live here?
Felidae Conservation Fund What do mountain lions and bobcats look like?
Joint BioEnergy Institute How do you make biofuels?
KQED What mysteries can you uncover when you look at something really up close?
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory TBD
Merritt Microscopy Program What lives in a drop of pond water?
Oakland Zoo Why Save the California Condor?
Ocean, Earth and Space Education Exploring the Past with STEM
Papaya Pythons & UCD Integrative Genetics & Genomics Come meet mutants & see how genetics affect organisms!
Renewal by Andersen How do you block UV rays from entering your home?
San Francisco State University What is the importance of composting?
Skyline College: Science & Research and Biotechnology Club How does chromatography work and how can we use it to make something?
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute How fast can our brain use visual information to change its message to the body?
The Center for Selective C-H Functionalization How to make simple polymers?
The Clorox Company Where can you find science every day?
Tree Frog Treks How do animals adapt to their environment?
Turtle Island Restoration Network How are scientists working to protect endangered marine species?
University of San Francisco Pre-Dental Society How can different types of food damage our oral health?
Youth Going Green How do you recycle?

Robot Zoo (Club Level)

7591 Voltage of Imagination How does a robot best accomplish the 2016-2017 FTC robot game?
Bellarmine Robotics Team 254: The Cheesy Poofs How does a robot shoot hoops?
Carlmont High School Robotics: Team 199: Deep Blue What can a group of high school students build in six weeks?
Dash Robotics How does a Biomimetic Robot Move?
FRC Team 2489: The Insomniacs What does an FRC Robot look like and do?
Iron Panthers Robotics Team We fit under “How does a robot climb a wall?” Our robot has a mechanism that helps it “climb”
Lego Liberators How Technology can turn humans into animal allies
Leland Robotics FRC Team 604 Quixilver How does a robot throw and catch a ball?
Rainbow Le Tech Ocean Shore School Robotics Team How can girls invent a biodegradable gum and then build this idea as a business?
Reaching Out With Robotics What makes a robot go fast?
Richmond High School’s Robotics Team 841 How does a robot launch balls?
Space Cookies Robotics – FIRST and Girl Scouts How does a robot conquer a castle?

Club Level


How does bio-degradable plastic deconstruct?

What can you do with solid nano carbons?
Bay Area Brain Bee

How does the brain work?
Black Pine Circle School Maker Club

How can you use fabrication tools to make your design ideas become reality?

How does a speaker work?

How does a simple circuit work?
Code Hobbits

How do electric circuits work?
DigiPen Institute of Technology

How does a computer add and subtract numbers?

Be a Forensics Toolmark Examiner with GIGAmacro
IXL Learning

How can IXL help me learn science?

How to throw a light saber like a Jedi?
Mad Science of Mt. Diablo

“What is SLIME?
MEL Science Ltd.

Chemistry reinvented – new way of Chemistry learning

What can you do with computer programming?
No Starch Press

What can books teach you about science and technology?
Paper Airplane World Record

How do I control the flight of a paper airplane?

Do you know how the circuits and buttons of a computer work?
Planet Bee Foundation

Why Are Bees Important?
Principle Power Inc.

How does an offshore wind turbine work?

What happens when you deconstruct a tree? Can you get these machines to do work for you? How does space deal with…

How to create and design your own Virtual Reality world?
Rogue Making

How many wearable tech LED colors can you combine in one circuit and what is forward voltage?
San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

How do you make a film about the ocean?
San Jose State University Engineering Ambassador Program

How do catapults work?
Save the Cord Foundation

How can umbilical cord blood save lives?
Science from Scientists

How can you measure the fluid friction of household liquids?
Science Gurus

Can Basic Science amaze you?

How do citizen scientists locate planets, study birds, look for ZomBees, track migrations and more?

How does math help create fashion patterns?
Shark Stewards

What sharks live in the San Francisco Bay?
The Quantum Realm Experience

How does Quantum Physics enhance a child’s potential and enrich their entire life?
The Young Socratics

How do we know the earth is round, spins and is not at the center of the universe ?

Young Scientists’ Zone (Coke Bottle and Scoreboard Plaza)

Bay Area Discovery Museum What does a building need to survive and earthquake?
Children’s Creativity Museum How does an airplane fly into the air?
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose How does play encourage scientific thinking in young children?
4-H Youth Development Program What Makes a Good Boat?
City College of San Francisco’s Engineering Club Which of your paper airplane designs flies the farthest?
Eastbay Astronomical Society How do you make a telescope?

Outdoor Plazas

Marine Science Institute What kind of sharks live in San Francisco Bay?
USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum “How can a wing lift an airplane?”
Aquarium of the Bay What lives in the San Francisco Bay?
CalSol – UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle How can the sun power a car?
Solar Car Team at UC Davis What is the architecture of a solar car?

  • Mass Transit

    We encourage all families to take mass transit to AT&T Park. It is accessible by BART, Muni, Caltrain and close to ferries. For complete list of options, visit the AT&T Park mass transit site.

  • Parking

    Parking is available in Lot A for $15. Lot A is located directly south of AT&T Park.


  • Food & Drink

    AT&T Park will have numerous food and drink concessions open at the ballpark, just like on a gameday. Vegetarian options will be available. Families can also bring in healthy food and snacks from home.

  • Registration

    No RSVP is required to attend. A limited number of early access tickets will be available on October 9th.

  • Weather

    Event will be held rain or shine! Weather at the ballpark is variable – sometimes sunny, sometimes chilly, sometimes windy. Dress appropriately!