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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 63rd annual California State Science Fair was held in the California Science Center on April 28 - 29, 2014. This year there were 1030 participants from 423 schools throughout the State who met in competition for awards totaling $50,000.

Special thanks go to the following organizations for their generous donations and volunteer efforts.

Presenting Benefactor:
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Latest News from this year's Fair:

Judging Results (April 29)
Judging results including Major Fair Awards, Category Awards, and Special and Recognition Awards are available.
The California State Science Fair Has Gone Mobile! (April 28)
Download the app to view schedules, participants, and maps for the Fair.
Judge Registration Process
For all qualified scientists and engineers who wish to judge at the 2015 Fair.

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 nearly twenty years ago. Or watch the Awards Ceremonies again, just as they were then Webcast live from the Fair.


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