Join us for the 7th Annual NC Science Festival

The NC Science Festival is a 2-week long celebration of the educational, cultural, and financial impact of science in North Carolina.  Our goal is to connect with folks from all walks of life - Fostering a sense of community through exciting events that are fun, educational, and inspiring for future generations.

Festival Dates

April 7-23, 2017

Public Events

429 Events

Event Locations

Every NC County

Age Groups

Events for all Ages

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Special Events

This year we are honored to welcome some very special people to the festival. We’re proud to have scientists, astronauts and artists as a part of this year’s celebration.


Get Involved!

There is more than one way to help spread science education with the North Carolina Science Festival. Find out how you can be a part of the festivities.

Host an Event

Each year, we seek proposals from organizations interested in hosting an event. Become part of the fun.

Become a Host

STEM professional volunteers

Without scientists, there would be no Science Festival. Find out how you can make a difference and showcase your science during the Festival.


For Educators:

Educators are vital to the NC Science Festival’s mission — they prepare future scientists! Join us and participate in the Festival with your students.

Educator Resources

Why a "Festival"?

A festival is a period of celebration, for us that means a 2-week long celebration of science in North Carolina. With so much to cover we need almost an entire month to do our state science celebration justice. Our goal is to help spread science education through exciting, educational and fun, hands-on science events. The educational, cultural and financial impact of science effects all North Carolinians and we want to make sure that continues through our future generations.

Our Sponsors

Generous sponsors make the North Carolina Science Festival possible. Join a growing list of the state's leading corporations and foundations that recognize the importance of science and its impact on our state.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Biogen Foundation
Presenting Sponsor

Duke Energy
Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

NC GlaxoSmithKline
Platinum Sponsor

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Diamond Champion