Dayton Regional Science Festival
Steering Committee

Peter Berkendorf
Involvement Advocacy

Gregory Bernhardt
Wright State University and
Dayton Regional STEM School

Jane Black
Dayton Art Institute

Meg Draeger
Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School

Cory Earl
Dayton Business Journal

Diane Farrell*
Dayton Metro Library

Tonia Fish
Synergy Incubators

James Grote
Air Force Research Lab

Anthony T. Head
The People's Chef

Kay High

Kevin Kelly
University of Dayton

Marilyn Klaben
The Human Race Theatre

Thomas Lasley*
Learn to Earn Dayton

Lyle Lockwood
Affiliate Societies Council

Mickey McCabe
University of Dayton Research Institute

Mark Meister
Dayton Society of Natural History

Phil Parker
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Colleen Ryan

Kristy Rochon
Dayton Development Coalition

Jim Rowley
Montgomery County Education Service Center
and Dayton Regional STEM Center

Gloria Skurski
Think TV

Roberta Walker
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce

Larrell Walters
ID Cast

Judith Wehn
National Museum of the United States Air Force

Tish Wilson
Dayton Metro Library

Perry Yaney
University of Dayton and (TechFest)

* Dayton Regional Science Festival Co-Chairs

Ignite Innovation

The 2015 Dayton Regional Science Festival is from Friday, November 6 - Saturday, November 7!



What is the Dayton Regional Science Festival?
The Dayton Regional Science Festival is a community-wide celebration of all things science! Whether you are a single adult or a parent looking for something for the whole family, there are nearly a dozen events and activities planned.


I've never been to a science festival before? How does it work?
The Dayton region has a strong history of innovation, leading the way in education reform and forging connections to fill the tech-focused jobs of the future. The Dayton Regional Science Festival brings together educational institutions, non-profits, and businesses to offer a series of events and programs that shine a light on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

From October 23-26, the festival will take place at various times and locations across the Miami Valley to offer the chance to dig in and discover some of the amazing people, places, and projects happening in our backyard.

Is there anything for teens to do at this year's festival? What about my seven year old?
Whether you are 5 or 95, October 23-26 has something to offer!  From an open house at the Dayton Regional STEM School, where families can see what a science-focused education can offer, to the family-friendly Chaminade Julienne Catholic Highschool STEM Expo or the Career-focused Field Trips for young explorers at the Boonshoft Museum, there is something for everyone.


Why is a Science Festival important for our community?
The Dayton Region has been a leader in launching education reform and forging career connections needed to fill future job pipelines. In addition, the region has a strong history of innovation, and blending people, organizations and institutions for the greater good. More than just a “party” (although certain to be fun), The Dayton Regional Science Festival will offer avenues for the entire community to begin understanding the amazing opportunities that exist to spark STEM creativity. The Dayton Regional Science Festival will highlight the people, places and projects that are shaping our local science, technology, engineering and mathematics culture.


When can we start learning?
The Dayton Regional Science Festival is only one of several focused collections of STEM learning events— there are many that occur all year long. TechFest, the Vectren Dayton Air Show, Pub Science and Air Camp, among others, as well as everyday experiences at Carillon Historical Park, Cox Arboretum MetroPark, SunWatch Indian Village, and dozens of other area attractions provide creative learning opportunities. The point is to start igniting your imagination. No matter your age, interest or understanding, by exploring the innovative spirit that surrounds us, we can become a smarter community of creative problem solvers. It is never too late, and certainly never too early, to start learning.


Boonshoft Museum of Discovery    
2600 DeWeese Parkway
Dayton, OH, 45414


Under Construction

  • Kids' Playce is currently under construction. Look for brand new additions to this exhibit starting in the fall through early 2016!

Many thanks to our
Sponsors and Partners


Time Warner Cable CAMM



 Boonshoft Museum
Learn To Earn 

University of Dayton Research Institute

Air Force Research Laboratory

What is your favorite exhibit at the Museum?

Science On a Sphere® - 23.3%
Water Properties Table - 20.3%
Cassano’s Pizza Kitchen - 21.6%
Recycling Center - 16.6%
The Courthouse - 8.5%