Special Features

Thanks to the generosity of funders, the 2017 North Carolina Science Festival features several events so special we hold them at numerous times and locations throughout the state.

  • The fifth annual Statewide Star Party will host public skywatching sessions at 49 sites, with about 4,000 visitors and 200 STEM professionals and volunteers expected to participate.
  • The Traveling Science Roadshow will send UNC-Chapel Hill science students on tour to share science with new audiences in Boone and Hickory counties.
  • The North Carolina Gravity Games is a STEM-education racing extravaganza in which students use STEM lessons to build and race their own gravity-powered cars in downtown Lenoir, NC.
  • In partnership with three HBCU institutions, IMPACTS is training and sending out into communities scientists from diverse backgrounds with a passion for science who want to share it in hopes of inspiring a next generation of STEM professionals who “look like they do.”
  • Many major public library systems partner with the NC Science Festival. Be sure to check your local library for science fun, particularly if you live in Cumberland County or the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region.