Thank you, North Carolina!

The 2018 NC Science Festival is already going down as one for the books! We want to thank our wonderful sponsors, event hosts, scientists, and volunteers for the hard work of making this year's celebration possible. We'd also want to thank YOU for joining us. This year, we reached our 2 millionth participant!

Festival Dates

April 1-30

TOtal Events

Over 400

Event Locations


Age Groups

Events for all Ages

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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

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 month long celebration of science in North Carolina. With so much to cover we need 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.