Science on State Street is taking place as planned.
Festival hours 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Challenge your perceptions, Explore the world around you, and Discover something amazing!

This year’s festival will feature more science-based, curiosity-fueled fun than ever before, including more than 50 interactive exhibits, and lots of free shows in the FSU Planetarium.

Be sure to join us for the keynote presentation, a fascinating topic just in time for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing:

Moon Race: The U.S.-Soviet Competition to Put a Human on the Moon

Dr. Jonathan McDowell, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., McCarthy Center Forum, Framingham State University 

In 1957, the first Sputnik propelled the USSR to leadership in space. Shocked, America mobilized to demonstrate its technology surpassed Russia’s – a furious, decade-long race ensued. But, it wasn’t obvious until the finish line that Neil Armstrong, and not Alexei Leonov, would be first to walk on another world. Join Dr. McDowell in an exciting review of the events that marked a pivotal moment in history.

Need More?

The Framingham Earth Day Festival will be going on at the Framingham Centre Common, just steps away. Park at either festival and follow the signs to cross the Rt. 9 footbridge for a full day of fun.

Free admission and plenty of food options available at both festivals.

Planetarium Information

Planetarium Schedule

10:30AM The sky for kids*
11:15AM Habitat Earth
12:00PM Oasis in Space
12:45PM Habitat Earth
1:30PM Oasis in Space
3:00PM Habitat Earth

Tickets for the 10:30 show are by registration only.

Tickets for all other shows will be available at the door on the day of the festival, first-come, first-served.

Thank you to our event sponsors

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Images from past Science on State Street festivals

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