Festival Mission

The North Carolina Science Festival offers opportunities to celebrate science in fun and welcoming settings. This Festival cultivates a positive environment that encourages children to pursue science-related careers, adults to engage with current science, and businesses to invest in North Carolina.

In an era when reports indicate that the United States is losing ground as the world leader in science and technology, and fewer students than ever are pursuing careers in science and technology, the North Carolina Science Festival energizes our state’s effort to respond to these challenges while building new and stronger relationships among the education, business and cultural leaders who will lead that response.

Most importantly, scientists want everyone to know what they know – that science is fun!

The North Carolina Science Festival is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

The North Carolina Science Festival is a member of the Science Festival Alliance.