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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 65th annual California State Science Fair was held in the California Science Center on May 23-24, 2016. This year there were 941 participants from 421 schools presenting 845 projects meeting in competition for awards totaling nearly $60,000.

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

Presenting Benefactor: Benefactors:  
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THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Latest News from the 2016 Fair:

Photographs Posted (Jul 12)
Photographs of all Category Awards are now available. Jul 15: Photographs of Special Awards posted. Jul 18: Photographs of Recognition Awards available. Jul 29: All portraits now available. More pictures to come.
2017 Dates Announced (June 13)
The 2017 Fair will take place on April 24-25, 2017 in the California Science Center.
Judging Results (May 24)
All judging results including Major Fair Awards, Category Awards, and External Awards are now available.
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 2013, 2012, and 2011 Fairs taken by our photographer (and by some participants as well). 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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