The 5th annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park is Saturday 11/7/15. 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!

What to Expect in 2015

  • 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 brought to you by the Bosch Family Foundation


    Willie Mays Plaza will be overrun by robots of all shapes and sizes. Interact with High School robotics teams, startup companies, and cutting edge research robots. This area is run in collaboration with Silicon Valley Robotics

2015 Exhibitors (Check back for updates)

Chevron STEM Zone

Chabot Space & Science Center
How can we explore the cosmos from Earth?
Girls Inc. of Alameda County
Activity #1. Can a potato be used as a battery? Activity #2. Do you know the code?
Project Lead The Way–East Bay
How does engineering apply to real life?
Richmond High School’s Robotics Team 841
How does a robot stack totes?
What makes a robot move?
UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science
Build it up! What can you build?
West Contra Costa Unified School District Fab Lab Richmond
How are your spacial visualization skills?

UC San Francisco

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
Where do babies come from?
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 Breast Care Center
What makes us all unique?
UCSF Clinical Cytogenetics Lab
What does a chromosome look like?
UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
What Does a Radiologist Do? (Please note that we may change this question)
UCSF Dyslexia Center
How do we learn?
UCSF Memory and Aging Center
What happens when my brain gets older?
UCSF/SFGH Clinical Chemistry
What is Laboratory Medicine?

Life Science Alley

What do your cells look like? How do genetics shape our ability to taste?
Bayer Healthcare
How does blood work?
Bio-Rad Laboratories
What’s inside your genes?

Boehringer Ingelheim/Association for Women in Science
1. How is a glow stick like a chemistry experiment? 2. Does GAK bounce?
CVS Health
What are the harms of Smoking?
DuPont Industrial Biosciences
What can you do with corn?
How are enzymes used in everyday products?
ThermoFisher Scientific
How can science show us what we can’t see?

Oracle Education Zone

Black Girls CODE
How do circuits work?
What makes a top spin?
Marine Science Insitute
What kind of sharks live in San Francisco Bay?


Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University
How do marine organisms interact?
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
How do we accelerate discovery at SLAC?
Smart Head Impact Detection Systems
What happens to your brain in impact sports?
Stanford Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences
How does the Earth work?
Stanford Micro-Nano Soft Matter
How do you engineer the micro-structure of food and how does that change the mouth feel?
Stanford Nano Shared Facilities
What’s nanotechnology all about and Why should I care?
Stanford Optical Society
What is light?
Stanford Polymer Collective, Stanford University
What is a polymer? How are polymers used in everyday life?
Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab
How can immersive virtual reality change you?


Berkeley Engineers and Mentors (BEAM)
How can I build a catapult using classroom materials?
Berkeley Science Review
What do scientists at UC Berkeley study, and what have they learned recently?
Berkeley SETI Research Center
Is there intelligent life on other planets?
CalSol, UC Berkeley Vehicle Team
How does the sun make a car move?
Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science
How does a pencil light up a light bulb?
Joint BioEnergy Institute
How do you make biofuels?
Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley
How long can you keep your marble running?
PASAE- Pilipino Association of Scientists Architects and Engineers
How can polarizing light change our perception?
Pioneers in Engineering
How do I get started with Robotics?
How do artists and scientists share creativity?
Society of Physics Students UC Berkeley Chapter
Can you explain to us how these everyday toys really work?
Space Exploration Society at Berkeley
What does Space look like in first person?
UC Berkeley Astronomy Department
How big and how far are planets and stars?
UC Berkeley Astronomy Department
What does the Sun’s surface look like?
UC Museum of Paleontology
Who lived here before the Giants?

Robot Zoo

7591 Voltage of Imagination
How to best accomplish the tasks for the 2015-2016 FTC game?
CardinalBotics Team 4159
How does a robot stack containers?
FIRST FRC Team 2643
How can a robot stack crates?
FTC Roboknights #5220
How do robots collect balls and shoot them up into tubes effectively?
FTC Team 5353: Pink Fruffy Unicorns
What is the design process behind a robot?
FTC Team Infinity 5151
How can high school students build and program their own functioning robot?
How can you see small things in a big way?
Lambda Robotics
Want to play with some robots?
Leland Robotics
Do you want to drive a robot?
Miniyonkun 4wd
What is Yoshi’s mother’s name?
Origami Robotics
What do furry robots eat for lunch?
Reaching Out With Robotics
What makes a robot go fast?
How do you cast magic arrows in virtual reality?
SoundFit – 3D Scanning
Can SoundFit’s 3D scanner capture detail better than the human eye?
Space Cookies FIRST Robotics Team
How does a robot stack totes and bins?
Storm Spirits
How Humans can help reduce reuse and recycle
swissnex San Francisco
How can robots help us to understand animals?
Team 2489:The Insomniacs
How does a Robot function?
Team 254: The Cheesy Poofs
What is FIRST Robotics?
Vacaville High Robotics
What can you learn through S.T.E.M.?

Additional Exhibitors

4SciFun What do rockets need to fly
Aptos Middle School What Can Breach a Plastic Ziplock Bag?
Aquarium of the Bay Do humans have an impact on the world’s oceans?
Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists How do earthquakes impact our infrastructure? & the Integrative Genetics & Genomics Graduate Group (UC Davis) What are genes? What are mutants? How do mutants change the world?
Bay Area Brain Bee What do you know about the brain?
Bay Area Discovery Museum “What do you notice in nature?”
Black Girls CODE How do circuits work?
California Section, American Chemical Society What are plant aromas?
California Sunlight Corporation How to use a balloon and sunlight to get fresh water out of ocean?
ChemoCentryx What are Colors of Chemistry?
Children’s Creativity Museum What happens when art and technology collide?
Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Can You Sense the Science?
City College of San Francisco’s Engineering Club Which type of paper airplane flies better when launched by a motorized paper airplane launcher? What did scientists see when global warming was discovered; care to see & explore that hidden world?
Community Resources for Science How can you use levers and pulleys to lift a heavy object?
East Bay Regional Park District What lives in the park?
Eastbay Astronomical Society How do you make a telescope?
Edventure More – Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech How does electricity flow through a simple circuit?
Felidae Conservation Fund What do mountain lions and bobcats look like?
GIGAmacro How can you see small things in a big way?
Girls Inc. of Alameda County Activity #1. Can a potato be used as a battery? Activity #2. Do you know the code?
Hiller Aviation Museum How do helicopters take flght?
Joint BioEnergy Institute How do you make biofuels?
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Mad Science of Mount Diablo What is SLIME?
Miniyonkun 4wd What is Yoshi’s mother’s name?
MV Code Club How do I code my own video game?
NatureBridge Plant or Animal?
No Starch Press What can books teach you about science and technology?
Oakland Zoo What makes a Lemur endemic?
Pioneers in Engineering How do I get started with Robotics?
Play-Well TEKnologies Want To Build The Giants Logo out of LEGO?
Pre AMSA What goes on inside your body?
Project Chemistry Can you spot the element?
Rogue Making What is Wearable Technology?
San Francisco Public Library TechMobile How do wheels generate power, gain speed and change direction?
Save the Cord Foundation How can umbilical cord blood save lives?
Science, Engineering and Mathematics Link Inc How Do I Conduct Fun STEM experiments/hands on activities at home?
SF Bay Area American Cetacean Society HowDoes Density and Pressure Allow Whales to Dive Deep?
Smart Head Impact Detection Systems What happens to your brain in impact sports?
Society of Physics Students UC Berkeley Chapter Can you explain to us how these everyday toys really work?
South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project How do wetlands protect us from floods? Who lives in a wetland?
Space Society of Silicon Valley / National Space Society How can we go into Space?
Synopsys Science Fair / Santa Clara Valley Science & Engineering Fair Association (SCVSEFA) What makes a winning science project?
The American Chemical Society Why are blueberries blue and why is the sunset red?
The Clorox Company How do we use science every day? How does science make our lives better?
U.C. Cooperative Extension What can I see in a simple leaf?
U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station What are these research tools used for?
University of York / Royal Society How does your immune system work?
USGS What controls a volcano’s eruptive style?
Women of AT&T How does polarization improve LTE service? and Learn to Code Mobile Apps!
World Record Paper Airplane What’s the best paper airplane in the world?

  • 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 $10. 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!