SCHEDULE: Tuesday, JULY 6 - Sunday, JULY 11

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This tentative schedule is subject to change. Check back ScienceFest week for confirmation.


Please note that a lot of our programs will be using the online platform called Zoom, if taking place virtually. You don't need to create an account, but you will need the free Zoom app (click here to download). 

Designates the program will be available via livestreaming or video.

Designates the program will be available in-person, often with tickets required in advance.

Ongoing Activities

Los Alamos Public Library StoryWalk®

Running ScienceFest week, participate in this family-friendly StoryWalk® downtown

that celebrates science! 


This is your chance to wind your way through the signs at Mesa Public Library and Fuller

Lodge Arts Center to read Cece Loves Science by Kimberly Derting and Shelli R.

Johannes, illustrated by Vashti Harrison.

Interspersed with the book text signs are signs with simple science experiments you can

do right where you're standing. Text a photo of your child or family with one of the signs

to 505-500-4406 to be entered to win a copy of the book. The drawing for winners is

July 20, 2021.

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy

reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to outdoor signs, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story.

Kwage Mesa Interpretive Trail

Part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park 

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11AM      Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District (Monday-Friday. Cost: $15)

1-3 PM     Alan Alda School for Communicating Science Workshop (for LANL scientists)


5:30 PM   ScienceFest 2021 Welcome By Laboratory Director Thom Mason 

6:00 PM   Tuesdays @ The Pond Series: The Hill Stompers @ Fuller Lodge Lawn

6:30 PM   Panel: Teens Interview Local Scientists



11AM      Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District (Monday-Friday. Cost: $15)

6:00 PM   Panel: COVID & Disease Modeling

8:30 PM   Movie in the Park: Flubber - Overlook Park, White Rock


11AM      Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District (Monday-Friday. Cost: $15)


4:00 PM   Live Tour: Farming Science with Romero Farms 


6:00 PM   Virgin Galactic Preview


6:30 PM   Live Tour: Virgin Galactic

7-8 PM      Author Event: "At the Precipice: New Mexico's Changing Climate" with Author                      Laura Paskus, Hosted by Los Alamos County Library System


From our forests to our farm fields, reservoirs to rivers, the impacts of climate change are obvious all around the state of New Mexico. How does warming intensify environmental problems, exacerbate inequity, and change how we relate to our landscapes? And what hope is there for the future?  Join this discussion with author and journalist Laura Paskus.   


Laura Paskus is a longtime reporter based in Albuquerque. Currently, she is the environment reporter for New Mexico PBS, where she produces the monthly series, “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future,” covers climate and the environment for "New Mexico In Focus," and has been looking into the military's contamination of groundwater with PFAS. Her book “At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate,” was published in September 2020 by the University of New Mexico Press. 


7:30 PM   Panel: Quantum Dots and Agriculture (Land & Space) with Scientists at UbiQD 


9 AM       Urban Trails Corridor Walk-Through


11AM      Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District (Monday-Friday. Cost: $15)


11AM      Opening Doors: The Oppenheimer House Past and Future

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the J. Robert Oppenheimer House with the Los Alamos

History Museum’s new temporary exhibit. Learn about the history of the home and

share your thoughts to shape its future.

On view through 2021, Los Alamos History Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row

$5 admission, free to residents of Los Alamos County.

5:00 PM   Fire Truck, Sprinter Van Demonstrations, Central Ave.


6:00 PM   Panel: Driven by Health, with LANL Scientist

7:00 PM   Friday Night Summer Concert Series @ Overlook Park

                Featuring Texas Country Band, Dusty Low 


9 AM       Urban Trails Corridor Walk-Through


10A-3P     Electric Vehicle Show, Central Ave. 

6:00 PM   Live Composting Demo with Los Alamos County Environmental Services


8:00 PM   Movie at Dusk @ Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, The Astronaut Farmer

8:00 PM   Pajarito Astronomers Dark Night at Spirio Field  - White Rock

It's a Star Party! Join Pajarito Astronomers and PEEC at Spirio Fields for a special Los Alamos ScienceFest Dark Night. 



3:00 PM   Robotics Workshop with Russ Fischer-Ives

Did you miss some of our 2020 talks and demos? Most were recorded and can be found on our YouTube channel.