Jacksonville Science Festival

Upcoming Events

 

Breaking News! 

JaxSciFest Sponsors Summer 
Arts & Exploration Camp!
 

    By popular demand the annual Jacksonville Science Festival (JaxSciFest) is excited to announce its inaugural Summer ARTS & Exploration Camp featuring six weeks of S.T.E.A.M. driven FUN!

    JaxSciFest is now well known for its S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math) driven city-wide event featuring Jacksonville’s k-12 grade students partnering to creatively develop fun, interactive, educational projects they present to the community during the annual festival. The Arts & Exploration Camp incorporates similar aspects but offers an ARTS focused thread including visual, performing, and environmental arts and weekly field trips for additional fun.

    Camp host site is Foundation Academy, a 23 acre campus including art, dance, and drama studios, organic gardens, an aquaponic farm, interactive sports, and more. Camp is open to children ages 5-15 with age appropriate groups and activities. Parents can enroll students for one or more weeks of camp June 9th through July 18th. Camp is $90 with $10 registration fee per week (Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm). Before and after extended care is available.

3675 San Pablo Road South, Jacksonville 32224 or call 904-450-5832 for more information.

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             3rd Annual
Jacksonville Science Festival
        March 5, 6, 7, 2015

    Stay tuned for details! 

                2nd Annual
Jacksonville Science Festival
    held March 6, 7, & 8, 2014







Jacksonville Science Festival 2014

March 6th & 7th hosted on the 23 acre campus of The Foundation Academy 

March 8th city-wide event hosted at MOSH, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville Main Public Library, Hemming Plaza and Friendship Park


2014 JaxSciFest included nearly 200 S.T.E.A.M.-based  (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Interactive Exhibits, Performances, and Shows to choose from across the city-wide festival host sites!

 2014 Festival Gallery

 
2013 Festival Gallery

Recent News

    Get Ready for the

     2015 JaxSciFest

Mark your calenders for March 5th, 6th and 7th 2015; the 3nd annual Jacksonville Science Festival returns! City-wide host sites for Saturday's S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts. & Math) will be announced soon!

 

March 30, 2014

2015 3rd Annual JaxSciFest Scheduled for March 5, 6, 7, 2015! 

2014 Jax Sci Fest Highlights

    2014 JaxSciFest included nearly 200 S.T.E.A.M.-based Interactive Exhibits, Performances, and Shows to choose from across the city-wide festival host sites! 
    March 6th & 7th was hosted on the 23 acre campus of The Foundation Academy. March 8th city-wide event hosted at MOSH, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville Main Public Library, Hemming Plaza and Friendship Park

2014 Jax Sci Fest Gallery

  - Visitors enjoyed nearly 200 interactive exhibits such as:

  - BIG SCIENCE by MOSH and more at Museum of Science & History  

  - StarLab Planetarium from ScienceFirst and more at Jax Main Public Library

  - Physics of Skateboarding with InstaRamps and more at Hemming Plaza    

  - Lego League Robotics and more at Friendship Fountain

  - Floating Science Lab and more at Jacksonville University

  - Arts & Crafts Activities for children at every site

2013 Jax Sci Fest Highlights  

See the 1st Jax Sci Fest Promo Video

2013 Jax Sci Fest Gallery

Explosive Chz Balls at the 1st Jax Sci Fest

Crushing Drum at the 1st Jax Sci Fest

Awards
& Prizes

Cash Prize of $1,000.00 for the winning K-12 student team based on popular vote

College Scholarship of $1,000.00 to a single winning K-12 student participant

Cash Prize of $50.00 to Art Contest Winners in each grade category

2013 Festival Highlights

  • Wetland Discovery (TFA Campus)
  • Trails TFA Campus)
  • Aquaponic Farm (TFA Campus)
  • Organic Gardens (TFA Campus)
  • Interactive Science Booths
  • Fashion Show of reused and recycled clothing (FSCJ Campus)
  • Entertainment: Bands, Dance, Magic
  • Health Booths: Blood pressure, BMI, blood mobile, Health and Nutrition Consultation
  • Kids Zone: Bounce Houses, Activities (FSCJ Campus)
  • Field Games
  • Natural Food vendors

... Stay tuned for 2014 highlights!