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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 is being held in the California Science Center on April 24-25, 2017. This year there were 927 participants from 400 schools throughout the State who presented 814 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 Corporation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Southern California Gas Company

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Latest News from the Fair:

Photographs Posted
Photographs of all Category Awards are now available. Photographs of Special Awards posted. Photographs of Recognition Awards available. Other pictures are in process.
Award Checks Mailed
Checks for all fair awards were mailed from the California Science Center on June 1. If you have not yet received your award check, please contact us. Similarly, if you have not yet received your award medallion, contact us.
Judging Results (April 25)
All judging results are now available, including Major Fair Awards, Category Awards, and External Awards. Photographs coming soon.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2018 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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