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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 139 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:  
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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 Fair:

Broadcom MASTERS Awards (Nov 1)
Five CSSF participants win Broadcom MASTERS Awards.
2017 Dates Announced (June 13)
The 2017 Fair will take place on April 24-25, 2017 in the California Science Center.
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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