Science Near Me is a free resource to help you quickly find opportunities to engage in all types of science, technology, engineering, math, (STEM) events, projects, and programs near you, in person and online. Enter your search preferences and Science Near Me will scan our partners’ opportunities and present a list of options for you in seconds. Search by location, topic, audience, and more to find the experience that is right for you.
ScienceNearMe.org was created so you can easily find a wide variety of STEM experiences across citizen science projects, museum events, science festivals, out-of-school time programs, Maker Faires, public science policy forums, astronomy clubs, science cafes, and more. ScienceNearMe.org helps trusted organizations connect with people just like you while supporting academic researchers who study how people learn. By better understanding the landscape of opportunities to engage, Science Near Me aims to surface and address gaps and barriers to participate in STEM. Our primary goal is to help anyone, anywhere in the U.S. participate in science that matters across recreational, research, leisure, hobbyist, educational, professional, or policy interests.
Science Near Me was developed with support from the National Science Foundation, in partnership between SciStarter, Oregon State University's STEM Research Center, COSI's Center for Research and Evaluation, the Association of Science and Technology Centers, the Science Festival Alliance, The Connectory, and Discover Magazine, andThe Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Our team wishes to recognize the invaluable contributions of the late Todd Happer to this project, and encourage support of the Todd Happer Memorial Scholarship Fund at ASTC.
Science Near Me is being implemented and pilot tested by a national cohort of partner STEM organizations consisting of science centers and museums, science festivals, citizen science organizations, afterschool STEM databases, and national STEM networks. Our current partners include:
- Explora Science Center & Children's Museum
- Michigan Science Center
- Nerd Nite
- San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
Interested in adding your opportunities to ScienceNearMe.org? Find out how to become a partner!
This project is based upon work supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation under Grant DRL-1906998. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.