Festival Dates

April 1-30

Total events

Over 400

Events locations

Statewide + Virtual

Age Groups

Events for all Ages

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?

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 — you 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 affects all North Carolinians, and we want to make sure that continues through future generations.