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The Virginia Tech Science Festival

Virginia Tech Science Festival

Saturday, November 11, 2023
10 AM - 3 PM
Moss Arts Center | Newman Library
Free and open to the public

Exhibit information 


  • Bring your curiosity and willingness to learn. 
  • Look over the exhibit listing to see what is interesting to you, but also allow time for surprises.
  • Get ready to ask questions. Some of our favorite questions include “How did you get into [this topic]?” and “What did you do when you were my age that prepared you for this work?”  

The Virginia Tech Science Festival has a goal of making science and research accessible to all ages. Most exhibits are designed for elementary and middle school students. Younger children will find plenty to do as well.

The festival is mostly targeted for school-age children, but there are lots of things for younger kids to see and do. Many parents bring young children and have a great time. Just know that some experiences will be less accessible to young children because of fragile objects or the need to follow careful directions. Watch the festival website and program to identify presenters whose projects are specially geared for young children.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact us by email at or call 540-231-1319 at least 10 business days prior to an event.

We partner with the Center for Autism Research to make the festival more accessible by providing training for our presenters. Check the festival website and program to identify presenters who are specially prepared for working with people on the autism spectrum.

Yes, we’d love to have you. Please see the schools info page.