Bay Area Science Festival

Join us in October and November to celebrate the scientific research at UC Berkeley!

Explore the wonders of science with free events for all ages at UC Berkeley and throughout the East Bay during the Bay Area Science Festival!

Bay Area Science Festival

All festival events presented by Science at Cal are free and open to the public.

Events and activities are subject to change without notice.

Don’t miss Discovery Day at AT&T Park on November 11 from 10-4! Find us in the Cal Zone with numerous hands-on activities presented by the amazing UC Berkeley STEM community!

Bay Area Science Festival


Dark Matter Day

Dark Matter Day is October 31!

Join us for numerous special Dark Matter Day events from UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory! A special science cafe, lab tours, talks, planetarium shows, and more!

How do we help search for Dark Matter at UC Berkeley? Find out about one experiment:

The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search! 


Vision+Light Converging Senses

Li Ka Shing Center, UC Berkeley

October 28 | 4:30-8:30 pm +  October 29 | 1:00-5:00 pm

2 Evenings of amazing Art + Science!

Learn about ancient ceramic intrigue, explore physics and the deep sea, fold paper with an origami master, and join in fascinating conversations on science, image and creativity. Vision + Light is presented in partnership with Science at Cal, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and the Bay Area Science Festival.

Science outreach from UC Berkeley

We create opportunities for the UC Berkeley Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research community to share the wonder, excitement and relevance of their research with public audiences. Accessibility, inclusiveness, creativity and innovation are hallmarks of Science at Cal events, which reach tens of thousands of people annually.

Join us!

  • Monthly, free lectures and science cafes with leading researchers in fields from Astronomy to Zoology
  • Hands-on science learning at numerous community events
  • Partnerships with community-based organizations and educational institutions to impact science learning around the Bay Area.


Science at Cal