Projects may be installed from 12:00 am to 9:00 pm. Students must report to the registration desk to
receive final registration materials and to have their exhibiting space assigned. All project installations
must be complete by 9:00 pm. Projects may be installed by someone other than the registered student
exhibitor. Parents, teachers, friends, or siblings may do the installation if necessary. The San Francisco
Bay Area Science Fair takes place at the San Francisco County Fair Building at 9th and Lincoln in Golden Gate Park.
Projects may be viewed by the public on this day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Projects will be judged from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. All students should plan on being at their projects from
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Yes, this means they must miss school Wednesday afternoon—but it’s for a good cause. When
students arrive, they will see two lists being projected in the central area of the display hall. Students
being considered for a 1st or 2nd place award will be scheduled for an interview and will find their names
posted on the interview list. Students who will be receiving a 3rd place or a Special Award will find their
names posted on the other list. These lists are updated frequently throughout the afternoon. The updating is
usually completed by 2:00 pm for interviews, and 3:00 pm for 3rds and Specials. We will announce when both
lists are complete.
Please do not leave before this notification. This is how students know whether they should attend the awards
ceremony. 4th place winners are not required to attend the awards ceremony. At the end of the day students
should take home log books and all loose and/or valuable equipment or materials before they leave at the end
of the day. Ribbons should be left in place until the project is removed on Thursday.
Parents can make an extremely important contribution to the experiences of students at the fair if they attend
at this time to talk with exhibitors about their projects. Suggested questions for the exhibitors are available
at the registration desk for tongue-tied parents.
We suggest that on Wednesday you bring a snack and a book to read. If you are fortunate enough to get an
interview, you might have to wait a couple of hours, and you will be glad to have them.
Projects may be viewed by the public on this date from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; however, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
awards will not yet be posted.
The awards ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. The awards ceremony usually ends at around
8:30 pm. Projects may be removed only after the awards ceremony is completed. The exhibit area will be
closed during the awards ceremony while ribbons are being placed on projects. Please do not attempt to enter
the exhibit area during this time. SFBASF staff are busy in the exhibit area during this period. The exhibit
area will be opened immediately upon completion of the awards ceremony. At that time, projects may be removed.
All projects must be removed by 9:30 pm on this day. Projects may be removed by anyone designated by the
exhibitor. Often one individual will remove many of the projects from one school.
Science Fair Winners for 2016 have been posted.
Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair Web Site. Note that we will be doing registration online
this year. Once you have sent in your entry form request, you will receive registration information from
us via email. If your 7th through 12th grade students come to SFBASF via Marin, San Mateo, Randall, Oakland
Diocese, or West Contra Costa Science Fairs, you do not need to request registration materials. They will
come from the feeder fair. Each participating student will register with a password we supply to sponsoring
teachers. Students from counties not mentioned above are not eligible to participate in SFBASF.
Sponsoring teachers who would like to request registration materials may do so here.
This is only necessary if your students do not come through a feeder fair.