Los Alamos ScienceFest Announces 2023 Dates, Opens Registration For Discovery Day Booths

ScienceFest 2023 is expected to draw thousands of people to Los Alamos. Photo Courtesy :LACDC


Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District have announced that Los Alamos ScienceFest 2023: Energy will run from July 7-18 around Los Alamos County and feature a variety of workshops, lectures, interactive science activities and more. This year’s Discovery Day, featuring hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) demonstrations by local and regional businesses and organizations, along with entertainment, food vendors and a beer garden, will take place Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Each year, thousands flock to Los Alamos for ScienceFest, which celebrates New Mexico’s past and present contributions to science and fosters science curiosity for future generations. 

This year’s Los Alamos ScienceFest runs even longer than previous years. Highlighted along with the “Energy” theme, will be a special historical thread in honor of Project Oppenheimer. Project Oppenheimer is a County-wide and regional effort to celebrate the life and legacy of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s first director and his role in the Manhattan Project. Spurred by the highly anticipated Christopher Nolan “Oppenheimer” film that was partially filmed in Los Alamos and is scheduled to debut in late July 2023, the celebration will continue into next year. 

Those with an interactive STEAM activity appropriate for a variety of ages, can register for booth space at Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day on July 8 by visiting the registration link on the ScienceFest website. Registration is open until June 18. 

For more information about the Los Alamos ScienceFest calendar of events or how to be a sponsor, visit www.LosAlamosScienceFest.com or contact Jacquelyn Connolly, Executive Director of Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District, at jacquelyn@losalamos.org or 505-661-4844. 

Businesses and organizations with an activity or promotion they’d like to highlight during ScienceFest week should submit the online form noted under the “Partner” tab through the website, and a ScienceFest organizer will be in touch. 

About the Los Alamos MainStreet 

Los Alamos MainStreet is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos, Los Alamos Research Park and the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (NM LEEP).