Plan your day


All children and teenagers are invited! While most exhibitors have hands-on activities for 9 to 12 year olds, all children, teenagers, and adults are welcome to attend. 

DATE: March 12, 2022

LOCATION: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

ADMISSION/TICKETS: The festival is FREE; tickets are not needed.

TIME: Gates open at 10 a.m., and exhibits close at 4 p.m.

PARKING: FREE to attendees of North Bay Science Discovery Day. From Highway 101, go directly east on Bennett Valley Road to the next block past the fairgrounds; then turn right into the parking lot.

FOOD: Outside food is allowed. Several food trucks will be on site with food available for purchase. Picnic tables and lawn space are available for eating lunch. Food vendor lunch lines in the past have been long, so consider bringing lunch, beverages, and snacks so that you don't have to spend a long time in a food line. 

QUESTIONS? Look for white lab coats! These volunteers are able to answer questions. Spanish speaking volunteers wear orange "se habla Espanol" sashes

ACTIVITIES: Programs with a map of all the buildings, housing over 100 hands-on activities, are handed out at the main entrance.


  • Vaccine or negative test required. All attendees (children 5 years of age and older), volunteers, and exhibitors are required to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours in order to participate in the North Bay Science Discovery Day. “Fully vaccinated” means that by February 26, 2022 (2-weeks before the NBSDD on March 12, 2022), everyone has received either (1) both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or (2) the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

  • Do not come if sick. Check your temperature before you come and DO NOT COME if you have had a fever within the last 48 hours, a cough, difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, loss of taste or smell, or fatigue. 

  • Masks indoors. Masks must be worn indoors (they do not need to be worn outdoors).

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