Jacksonville Science Festival

Upcoming Events

Jax Sci Fest Arts & Exploration Camp!


June 9th–July 18th, 8 am–5 pm. Ages 5-15.
$100 per week!



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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                      2015 Host Sites!


 February 19th and 20th, 9am-2pm:

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

February 21st, 10am-2pm:

The Museum of Science and History at Friendship Fountain

 We are excited to announce the locations and dates for next year's festival. A very thank big you to our host site sponsors for supporting STEAM k-12 student education in Jacksonville.


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Past Events

2014 Event

Jacksonville Science Festival 2014

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

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



Thank You To All Our Experts and Mentors for making such great work possible!

  • Water Ventures
  • Andrea Small & Lauren Flynn, Department of Environmental Protection
  • Bill Robinson, Bee Friends Farm
  • Karen Wassmer, Beekeeper
  • First Unmanned Systems Forum, Jax Chamber
  • Dr.Jerry Pinto
  • Instaramp
  • Creig Carlill
  • Jane Wolfe

2014 Student Winners

Congratulations to all booth participants for their wonderful hard work!

Scholarship Winners:

  • Elijah Tarkington
  • Jirah Gonzalez

Cash Prize Group Winners:

Monarch Butterfly Group (K-4 Grade Prize):

Tesla Group (5-8 Grade Prize):

  • Austin Brogden
  • Tyler Martell
  • Elijah Tarkington
  • Joe Mahoney
  • Skye Carlill
  • Raven Green
  • Tanikia Collins

Why Do UAV’S Matter (Highschool Prize):

  • J.D Espada
  • AJ Laganell
  • Noah Rodden
  • Olsen Seay

& 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

2015 Festival Highlights

... Stay tuned for new highlights!