Want to travel the world visiting science festivals? You could, if you wanted to.
The first major science festival of the year is already over. Techfest (Asia’s largest science/tech festival) ran from January 2 to 5 in Bombay, India. It’s an annual event, so consider this a heads-up for 2016.
Below is a list of science festivals for the rest of 2015. It doesn’t include all science festivals – there are way too many. Instead, it lists some throughout the year, across the world, including some of the biggest ones. For a more complete list see this 2011 post on Schemes and Memes.
- February 28 – National Science Day – India (nationwide events)
- March 9-22 – Cambridge Science Festival – Cambridge, UK
- March 18-24 – Scifest Africa – Grahamstown, South Africa
- April 17-26 – Cambridge Science Festival – Cambridge, MA, USA
- May 9 – Science Rendezvous – Canada (nationwide events)
- May 9 – Science Picnic – Warsaw, Poland
- May 27-31 – World Science Festival – New York City, NY, USA
- June 2-7 – Cheltenham Science Festival – Cheltenham, UK
- 2015 dates tba – New Zealand International Science Festival – Dunedin, New Zealand
- 2015 date tba – Geek Picnic – St Petersburg, Russia
- 2015 dates tba – Ultimo Science Festival – Sydney, Australia
- 2015 dates tba – Tokyo International Science Festival – Tokyo, Japan
- October 10-19 – Hawaii Science Festival – Across Hawaiian islands, USA
- October 22 – Nov 1 – Festival della Scienza – Genoa, Italy
- 2015 dates tba – Semana Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia – Brazil (nationwide)
- 2015 dates tba – Abu Dhabi Science Festival – Abu Dhabi, UAE
I challenge you to visit all of them! (Good luck on May 9…)