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2023 Los Alamos ScienceFest SCHEDULE

Many of our partners will be adding more events. Check back often for more updates or follow us on Facebook.  

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ScienceFest Programming presented by MainStreet 

"Energy", July 7-18th


  • 7/7 Friday Night Concert - Ashley Pond, 6 pm opener, 8 pm headliner

    • Enjoy this Friday Night Concert of Shamarr Allen with the opening band, SaxAtomix.  Sponsored by Los Alamos Mainstreet, and part of the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.


  • 7/8 Discovery Day - Ashley Pond & Fuller Lodge and Lawn, 9 am - 2 pm

    • One of our main events during the course of ScienceFest.  Hands-on discoveries await at the many booths represented by a variety of STEM partners.

    • Starting at noon, our beer garden and band will open. Surrounded by many vendors and partners with informational booths, this will be a highlight of the afternoon. 


  • 7/9 Los Alamos Big Band Dance - Fuller Lodge, 6-9 pm

    • Los Alamos Big Band is one of our community's oldest organizations.  Travel back to the 1940s with music, dance, and fashion!


  • 7/11 Tuesdays at the Square - Central Park Square, 6-8 pm 

    • Los Alamos Jazz Project headlines our ScienceFest-themed Tuesday concert.


  • 7/15 Play Crawl: STEAM for Adults - Central Park Square, 6-8 pm

    • Come out to Central Park Square and play again like a kid. Math games, engineering activities, science experiments, beer, trivia. It’s all here!

    • Dark Night Star Party 8:30 - 11 pm @ Overlook Park

                Spend the evening with the Pajarito Astronomers Club gazing at the stunning                   July night sky. While they will have some telescopes available, you are welcome                 to bring your own. Red flashlights are recommended for safety.

                 This event is contingent on the weather. 

  • 7/17 Los Alamos Showcase & Demo Day - Fuller Lodge, 8:30 am-6 pm

    • Morning pitches from LEEP and Lab innovators

    • Afternoon Roundtables: Trends in Energy and Space Industries

    • Tapped In - 5 pm, poster talks and beverages


  • 7/18 Tuesdays at the Square Closing Party, 6-8 pm

    • Half-Pint and the Growlers will close out our ScienceFest series.


Community Partner Events

  • SALA

Sat 1st-Thurs 20th Manhattan Film Series

Documentaries and films about the Manhattan project and the impacts it has had on the world.


  • Los Alamos County

Sat, July 8 - Baker House Open for Visitors

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Step into the past with a brief walk through the Baker House, one of the original homes from the Los Alamos Ranch School era. 


Saturday, July 8th Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability

Baker House Lawn

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Get plugged in and energized about environmental sustainability in Los Alamos County!


Wed 12th - Movie in the Park: Wall-E

8:15 pm @ Ashley Park

Bring your blankets, pajamas, and snacks to watch a movie under the stars! 


  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

Sat 8th - Electric Vehicle Show


Stop by to see a variety of electric powered transportation and so much more!


Tues 11th - The Night Sky in July

7pm @ Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium

Hear and see about what you can see in the night sky during July!


Wed 12th - Family Summer Evening w/ Robot Dog

6 pm @ Los Alamos Nature Center


Thurs 13th - Suds & Shows

6:30pm @ Los Alamos Nature Center

Game night featuring video games, tabletop games, and a cash bar hosted Pajarito Brewpub and Grill


Sat 15th - Poetry Under the Stars

7 pm @ Los Alamos Nature Center

Join New Mexico Poet Laureate Lauren Camp for a special evening of poetry under the stars of the planetarium! 

  • Library 

Fractals, Fusion & Fission Art Exhibit Opening Reception

5-7 pm @ Fuller Lodge Art Center Main Gallery

Storytime at Discovery Day

10:15 am @ SW Corner of 20th & Central

Start your ScienceFest Discovery Day fun with storytime under the trees near the stage. Enjoy awesome picture books about ENERGY as part of ScienceFest celebrations. Best for 3-6 years

  • Other

Sun 9th Tibbar Plasma Technologies Presentation

1-4 pm @ 274 DP Road 

Los Alamos Arts Council Paint and Pour

4-6 pm @ Bathtub Brewery

Sat 15th -“House at Otowi Bridge” Film Discussion

7-8:30 pm @ Fuller Lodge 

A panel of historians, producers and writers will discuss the development of the movie project, and the story behind Edith Warner and the "House at Otowi Bridge"


  • On-Going 

Los Alamos History Museum Guided Walking Tours

M-F 10 am & 1:30 pm*

History Museum Lobby

Tickets $25, tours last approximately 1.5-2 hours long

*The Los Alamos Historical Society will be offering more Historic District Guided Walking Tours on Discovery Day, Saturday, July 8. Times are: 10:00 am (WWII emphasis); 11:00 am (General tour); 12:00 pm (General tour); and 1:00 pm (WWII emphasis).

Behind the Fence walk-thru Exhibit

9 am-2 pm @ Fuller Lodge Parking Lot

This one-of-a-kind photo installation takes guests "behind the fence" at Los Alamos National Laboratory itself. Featuring Minesh Bacrania's dynamic photography, taken in collaboration with Smithsonian Magazine, this walking exhibit brings the Lab's Manhattan Project-era buildings and science to life.

Get Out & Explore

Kwage Mesa Interpretive Trail

Part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park 

Interested in astronomy? Consider joining up with the Pajarito Astronomers (or via their Facebook page)! 

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Other activities to consider during ScienceFest week (and beyond!)

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