NC Science Festival LogoThe North Carolina Science Festival is a month-long celebration of science every April. We celebrate hundreds of events each year focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, and volunteers will all enjoy events throughout North Carolina.

An initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the Festival highlights science's educational, cultural, and financial impact in this state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, expos, exhibits, and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations.

This Festival cultivates a positive environment that inspires children to pursue science-related careers and encourages businesses to invest in North Carolina. In an era when recent reports indicate that the United States is losing ground as the world leader in science and technology, and fewer students than ever are seeking careers in science and technology, the Festival energizes our state's efforts to respond to these challenges.

Ultimately, scientists want everyone to know what they know -- science is fun and for everyone!