Celebrate Science!

Science at Cal brings the wonders of STEM research at UC Berkeley to the community. Join our mailing list for updates on public events and programs!

Bay Area Science Festival

Bay Area Science Festival 2019

 October 25 – November 2nd

The full schedule of events is live at bayareasciencefestival.org

Check out our Festival Page for UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab event details


Celebrating the Nature of California

Celebrating the Nature of California

Exhibits, presentations, museum tours, and more!

Friday, October 25, 5-8:30pm, Valley Life Sciences Building

More details on the event page

Ask a Berkeley Scientist!

Send in your questions, and get a chance to have them answered at Ask a Berkeley Scientist!

Saturday, October 26 4pm – 5:30pm

100 Genetics and Plant Biology Building, UC Berkeley

(if we can’t answer them at the event, we’ll send them to an expert and post the answers here!)


Dark Matter Day

Unraveling the Dark Matter Mystery:
In Theory and Experiment

with Prof. Matt Pyle & Dr. Sinéad Griffin

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:30-8:00 PM

3 LeConte Hall, UC Berkeley

Join us for a conversation between a Theorist and an Experimentalist, both pursuing the search for Dark Matter.

More information

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Our vision

In 2008, Science at Cal was envisioned as a unifying effort to raise public awareness, understanding and appreciation of scientific research at Berkeley. 

To realize this vision, we engage the vast Berkeley STEM community as science communicators and foster creative collaborations among campus and community-based groups who share our commitment to equity and inclusion in STEM education and careers. 

Throughout the year, Science at Cal presents ongoing, free outreach programs in STEM and other disciplines, helps promote other groups’ related efforts, and creates new programs and initiatives at Berkeley and in the community. This broad scope of activities is made possible by Science at Cal’s dynamic network of campus alliances and valuable community partnerships.

Our Mission

Science at Cal connects UC Berkeley Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) researchers with diverse community groups of all ages and backgrounds, for science engagement and learning. Accessibility, inclusiveness, creativity and innovation are hallmarks of Science at Cal events, which reach tens of thousands of people annually.

    • Monthly, free lectures and science cafes with leading researchers in fields from Astronomy to Zoology
    • Hands-on science learning at numerous community events
    • Many more opportunities for science learning throughout the Bay Area