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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 174 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.

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Latest News from the 2016 Fair:

Dates Announced (October 31)
The 2016 Fair will take place on May 23-24, 2016 in the California Science Center.
Broadcom MASTERS Competition (October 7)
Five CSSF participants received awards at this year’s Broadcom MASTERS competition. See also the earlier (September 2) list of 8 CSSF participants who were named Finalists and the August 19 list of 54 CSSF participants who were named Semifinalists.

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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