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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 67th annual California State Science Fair will be held in the California Science Center on April 23-24, 2018. That's only 184 days away! This year we expect about 900 participants from 400 schools throughout the State meeting in competition 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:

2018 Dates Announced
The 2018 Fair will take place on April 23-24 in the California Science Center.
Broadcom MASTERS Finalists (Sep 20)
10 CSSF participants have been named as Finalists in the national Broadcom MASTERS Competition. See also the list of Californians who are Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS.(Sep 6)
2017 Photographs Posted
Photographs of all Category Awards are now available. Photographs of Special Awards posted. Photographs of Recognition Awards available. Portraits of all participants are also available now. Other pictures are in process.
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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