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California State Science Fair

The California State Science Fair is the final science fair of the academic year for students throughout the State of California in grades 6 - 12, serving California's future scientists since 1952. It is hosted by the California Science Center (formerly, the California Museum of Science and Industry).

The 66th annual California State Science Fair will be held in the California Science Center on April 24-25, 2017. That's only 29 days away! This year we expect 1000 participants from 400 schools throughout the State will present 900 projects while competing for awards totaling $60,000.

Special thanks go to the following organizations for their generous donations and volunteer efforts.

Presenting Benefactor: Benefactors:  
NGC logo   Chevron logo Southern California Gas Company
THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Latest News from the Fair:

Student Application Process
Here's how you submit your application to present your science fair project at the Fair. See also, the list of students eligible to submit applications and the list of applications already received.
Submission Deadline Extended (Mar 17)
Owing to miscommunication with San Mateo County, students within San Mateo county now have their Submission Deadline extended to Monday, March 20.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2017 Fair.

Haven't been to the Fair? Here are some of the photographs from the 2016 and 2015 Fairs taken by our photographer. For the historically-minded, here's a short photo essay using photographs taken about twenty years ago. Or watch the Awards Ceremonies again, just as they were then Webcast live from the Fair.

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