St. Petersburg Science Festival 2019
The 9th Annual St. Petersburg Science Festival is a regional celebration where families and the public can explore the wonders of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
Activities will be set up at Poynter Park, the campus of USF St. Petersburg, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, and the Port of St. Petersburg.
Why a Science Festival?
Science is vital for even the most basic aspects of modern society. Every day, each one of us benefits from scientific knowledge through the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Science and technology power our world, protect us from natural disasters, improve our health, and entertain us.
The inspiring science happening throughout our region has been and will continue to be the star, front and center, of this vibrant celebration of hands-on activities for children and adults with emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning.
The St. Petersburg Science Festival has grown in leaps and bounds since its 2011 debut, and more than 15,000 visitors participate in our festival each year. Our festival goals are:
- Create a positive experience with STEAM-related activities that will inspire festival visitors to seek out involvement in other STEAM-related activities throughout the year.
- Increase the participation in STEAM-activities of children from underrepresented communities.
- Provide opportunities for research and science professionals to engage in conversation with the public regarding STEAM research endeavors and diverse career opportunities.