Sunday, May 15, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, California
Documented COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Required at Entrance Gate
To spark young peoples' curiosity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
To strengthen the North Bay’s STEM learning ecosystem;
bridging across sectors to deepen and sustain youth STEM learning. 
Sponsor Feature: Medtronic
Medtronic continues to be a key sponsor and exhibitor at the North Bay Science Discovery Day! We thank Medtronic for a generous financial donation as a Rhodium sponsor!

As a company, Medtronic innovates biomedical instruments that treat more than 70 health conditions, from Parkinson’s to diabetes. Medtronic Santa Rosa focuses on cardiac and vascular solutions.

As an exhibitor, Medtronic employees provide hands-on activities for youth to explore questions, including:
  • What does a real heart look and feel like?
  • Could you be a heart surgeon?
  • Design a grabber to heal blood vessels.
  • How can surgery be less invasive?

In 2021, Medtronic provided several virtual sessions (recorded), including alternate careers in STEM–regulatory affairs, heart dissection, 3D design and printing, and idea brainstorming.
Other Bay Area Science Festivals
March 19, 2022, 10-5pm
Alameda County Fairgrounds
The Tri-valley Innovation Fair connects everyone to the excitement of science, engineering, and technology. Over 50 exhibitors will showcase the Tri-Valley’s rich and diverse accomplishments. Presented by the Quest Science Center.
April 21-30, 2022
The Bay Area Science Festival is Northern California’s largest education event and brings together STEM role models, families, youth and adults to experience the wonder of science.
Discovery Day at Oracle Park
San Francisco
Sunday 4/24/2022 | 11 AM - 4 PM
Discovery Day at CSU East Bay
Saturday 4/30/2022 | 11 AM - 4 PM
North Bay Science Discovery Day
Seeking Exhibitors: Apply by April 8
We continue to seek exhibitors to provide a hands-on STEM activity designed for 4th-8th grade students where they can learn something new and inspiring and also connect with people who use STEM concepts. The goal is to spark young people's curiosity for STEM learning.
Growing List of Exhibitors!
Advanced Personalized Learning
Boy Scouts of America, Redwood Empire Council
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
Internet of Things Mob
Kids Fun Science
Liberty 4-H
Marin County Free Library
Meyer Sound
NorCal Bats
Penguin Empire Robotics 
Rebel Legion Endor Base
Recology Sonoma Marin
Robert Ferguson Observatory
Santa Rosa Junior College: Computer Studies, Physics Club, & Chemistry Club 
Sonoma Clean Power
Sonoma County Beekeepers Association
Sonoma State Nursing Student Association
Sonoma Water
The Bird Rescue Center
UC 4-H Youth Development Program
UC Davis Science Says
UC Davis Integrative Genetics And Genomics
UC Cooperative Extension
UC Berkeley RadWatch & DoseNet
Generous financial sponsors keep the North Bay Science Discovery Day a free event! Showcase your commitment to STEM education and connect with audiences of all ages to highlight your passion and excitement for STEM. Donations accepted through the Buck Institute for Research on Aging or the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR).
Volunteers Needed
Join us in the fun! The day is a spectacular splash of energy and excitement. Kids everywhere are happy and seriously engaged in activities that are intended to get them excited about STEM.

We welcome adults and youth aged 16+. Volunteer shifts are 3 to 4 hours, with available shifts starting at 7am and ending at 6 pm. ​
Presenting Sponsors
Hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension and Buck Institute for Research on Aging and partnered with the Bay Area Science Festival. The North Bay Science Discovery Day does not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person (