Plan your day

WHO MAY ATTEND? 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: Sunday, March 11, 2023

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. 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

ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMODATIONS: We strive to ensure the event is accessible to all persons, regardless of any physical or mental impairments or disabilities. Upon request and when feasible, we will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure the venue and program materials are accessible. For example, we may be able to provide language interpreters, sign-language interpreters, or other accommodations. To request accommodations, please contact Steven Worker at at least two weeks before the event. 

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  • 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. 


    • “Fully vaccinated” means that by 2-weeks before the NBSDD, individuals have received either (1) both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or (2) the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. (Boosters not required). Proof is a vaccination card (paper) or digital record. 

    • Negative test means showing proof of a negative test within 72-hours with results shown with a photo or electronic copy of test results. Home self-tests must include a time stamped photo of the result. Copies of test results will not be collected or retained. The only record will be to document that test results were viewed and confirmed for each individual.

    • Children aged 0 to 4 are not required to be vaccinated or have a negative test.

    • Checking of vaccination status will be completed by PES Security Services (on contract by the Fairgrounds) at two attendee entrances: (1) Grace Pavilion North doors and (2) the main fair entry gate. 

  • 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).