Ten days of the Bay Area Science Festival activities culminated in the Discovery Days event at AT&T park, a huge display of science interactive exhibits, experiments, and games. About 30,000 people attended the free science extravaganza.
The event was filled with over 150 different booths and exhibits, staffed by volunteer UCSF scientists and students eager to share their science with the public. Children and their families could see and handle pieces of animal brain to learn about neuroscience, watch a partial dissection of different sea creatures, pilot an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and take part in experiments to learn about basic science concepts like the effects of heating and cooling on water.
This year marks the 4th annual Bay Area Science Festival, which was created by the Bay Area’s scientific, cultural, and educational institutions, including Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) at UCSF.