The festivals appearing on this map (and our calendar) are independently organized members of the Science Festival Alliance.
Science festivals are community based celebrations of the fascinating world of science and technology. Each festival is different for all the same reasons that the area where you live is a unique source of pride. Science festivals usually feature signature main events that draw large crowds, but they are more than just a party under the big tent. They often take over many venues across a region for several days, or even a couple of weeks.
During a science festival, events and programs can pop up everywhere, including in unexpected places. In this way, festivals establish science as a part of the local culture, attracting the attention and potential participation of everyone living and working in a community. Science festivals bring the public into direct contact with scientists and engineers. These experiences lead people to seek out more science engagement throughout the rest of the year. Science festivals also provide new opportunities for scientists and engineers to get involved in public outreach. By convening as many partners as possible, science festivals bring together the organizations and individuals committed to public engagement with science in the community.
Most Science Festival Alliance members run multi-day, multi-venue, massively collaborative festivals that directly involve STEM practitioners in public outreach.
The Science Festival Alliance fosters an international conversation about how to best serve our communities with the festival format. Visit these pages to find out more about festivals and events around the globe:
Science Festival Alliance members run multi-day, multi-venue, massively collaborative festivals that directly involve STEM practitioners in public outreach.
The Science Festival Alliance was created to build a community of festival organizers committed to learning from each other. Whether you are a veteran festival director or are thinking about bringing a festival to your community, there is a worldwide network designed to support you.