Community Events

Science at Cal brings science fun directly to you! UC Berkeley researchers can be found at various family-friendly events and festivals across the bay all year round.


Community Events

Year-round | Variable

Since its inception, Science at Cal has brought UC Berkeley science to the community at street fairs, community festivals, art shows, farmers’ markets, and other special events. These events are informal and often feature hands-on science activities the whole family can enjoy.

Talks & Lectures

Science at Cal offers a series of four monthly public talks and lectures, offered at different times, locations, and languages in order to best serve our diverse public.


Lecture Series

In-Person | Valley Life Sciences Building Room 2050 | Second Saturdays at 11 AM PT

Originating in 2009, the Lecture Series is the flagship series of Science at Cal. Taking place in person on Berkeley’s campus, these in-depth public science lectures feature renowned UC Berkeley researchers.


Midday Science Cafe

Virtual | Third Thursdays at 12 PM (PT)

Brought to you by UC Berkeley’s Science at Cal and Berkeley Lab’s Government & Community Relations Office, Midday Science Cafe is a virtual series that highlights compelling and complementary research from both institutions.


Caminos de la Ciencia

Evento presencial | Oakland Public Library: César E. Chávez Branch | el cuarto martes a las 17:30 (PT)

Science at Cal invita a científicos e investigadores de la UC Berkeley a compartir su inspiración y entusiasmo por la ciencia con nuestra comunidad.

In-Person | Oakland Public Library: César E. Chávez Branch | Fourth Tuesdays at 5:30 PM (PT)

Caminos de la Ciencia is an effort to bring STEM research at UC Berkeley to the Spanish-speaking community through partnerships and cooperation. We present Spanish-language science talks and bilingual hands-on activities in local neighborhood spaces.

Grounds for Science

In-Person | First Tuesday Evenings

Grounds for Science is a public science talk series that showcases exciting short talks on cutting-edge topics organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. Now hosted at Cafenated Coffee Co. in Berkeley!


Archive: East Bay Science Cafe

This science cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues. We encourage public engagement with science by inviting members of the scientific community to present topics for a casual evening of conversation. Cafes may vary in length and format depending upon the speaker and the topic. Audience questions are encouraged both during and after!