Science Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2020
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Unearth Science Festival

With a full weekend of science activities, the festival celebrates science and nature in ways that will encourage you to explore.

What would happen if a science fair came to life?

Participate in drop-in activities, in-depth workshops, and a film screening. This year’s themes and activities feature pollinators, flowers, fruits, and seeds. Most programs and activities are free; fees apply for Science After Hours and science workshops. Parking fee applies.


Science After Hours

Science After Hours

Friday, April 17, 2020, 6 – 9 p.m.
Adults get their chance to take part in festival activities in a fun atmosphere with themed cocktail drinks and food available for purchase.

Science Workshops

budburst workshop

Workshops are $10 ($8 members) per person; preregistration is required, and space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Magnification Station

Magnification Station

Look at pollen up close and see what’s inside a seed.


Seed Necklace

Seed necklaces

Make your own seed necklace and watch it sprout.

Become a Bee

Bee googles

See pollination in action. Become a bee and learn the pollination process.

Pollen Playoff

Pollen playoff

Challenge your friends to be pollinators and see who can pollinate their giant flowers first.


Native Bee Home

mason bee home

Make your own small bundle of reeds and other natural materials to add to the larger-than-life native bee habitat

View the Night Sky

view the night sky with the Adler

Explore the universe with an expert from the Adler Planetarium

Catch a Film


Be one of the first to see The Guardians, a new documentary that interweaves the lives of the monarch with an indigenous community in Mexico.


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