About Seattle Science Festival

The Seattle Science Festival is a collaboration of the region's cultural, educational, research and business communities, organized by Pacific Science Center. The Seattle Science Festival launched in June 2012, and is continuing as an annual event.

Emerald City Applause Award Winner

Pacific Science Center has been honored by the 2012 Emerald City Applause Awards. These awards celebrate the best achievements of locally based event experts, nonprofit organizations and wedding and meeting professionals. The Seattle Science Festival won for "Best Fair/Festival." Learn More

Our Mission is to elevate awareness in our community of the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our region's culture and prosperity.

What is a science festival?
Science Festivals are public celebrations that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities - creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, concerts - over a period of several days, in a variety of locations.

Why do we need a science festival?
Science, technology and innovation have long been integral to Seattle's vibrant culture and economy. Seattle and the entire Puget Sound region is recognized as one of the top ten 'tech towns' in the U.S., home to many academic, research and commercial institutions that are on the cutting edge of science, technology, engineering and math. Yet many of these gems are unknown to those who are not professionally involved in these fields. The Seattle Science Festival will reveal the hidden science treasures, engage and educate the general public, and spark curious minds to explore the amazing discoveries taking place in our own backyard.

Seattle Science Festival Steering Committee
Seattle Science Festival Advisory Council



Science Festival Alliance