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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 will be held in the California Science Center on May 23-24, 2016. That's only 20 days away! This year we expect nearly 1000 participants from 400 schools throughout the State to meet in competition for awards totaling $50,000.

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:

Student Application Process
Here's how you submit your application to present your science fair project at the Fair. See also, the list of students eligible to submit applications and the list of applications already received.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2016 Fair.
Changes for the 2016 Fair
New Professional Research Opportunity Support Form required, earlier rolling acceptances, affiliation with other competitions, new Special Awards threshold, and more....

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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