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March for Science 2018: San Francisco Bay Area Rally & Street Fair

Saturday, April 14, 2018
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
March for Science SF Bay Area
Location Details:
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Between 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94612


March for Science & VOTE for Science are back, stronger than ever! Join us as the Bay Area comes together to celebrate science and send a strong message to Washington and Sacramento that we CARE and we VOTE!

This kid-friendly event will feature noted speakers, great music, a wide array of partner booths and hands-on demonstrations, food trucks, great weather, and a kids area!

DATE AND TIME: Sat, April 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

LOCATION: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Between 12th Street and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA 94612

MISSION: The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, non-partisan group to call for science that upholds the common good, and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

We are non-partisan, dedicated to the concept that facts DO matter! Join us on April 14th at Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland to show your support for

-Strong uninterrupted funding for basic research
-Engaging and challenging STEAM education from primary grades upward
-Public access to scientific data
-Data-driven policy decisions
-Increased diversity in science leadership, funding, and mentoring

We believe these are crucial to the health and safety of all life on our planet.

For more information or to get involved visit us at

Twitter - ScienceMarchSF/
Instagram: ScienceMarchSF
Snapchat: ScienceMarchSF
Youtube: ScienceMarchSF

VOTE for Science:

Vote for Science is a network-wide initiative focused on registering voters and championing evidence-based policies in the 2018 mid-term elections.

March for Science Bay Area FAQs:

How can I get to the March?

We encourage biking or using public transportation. The Lake Merritt BART station is an 8 minute, 1/2 mile walk away. See for commercial lots near the site. We will have a valet bike parking area on-site.

What's to eat?

A variety of food trucks will be dishing up tasty treats in front of the Kaiser Auditorium - across Lake Merritt Blvd, where our sponsor booths and kids area are also located.

Where are we marching?

Actually nowhere this year. M4S 2018 is a rally and street fair. The logistics of getting this large number of science fans safely marching around the lake, or coordinating a parade route didn't work out this year. Your feet will cheer - and we'll still raise our voices and signs for science in a meaningful and fun way!

What can I bring into the event?

The safety and comfort of the large expected crowd is our first priority. Many attendees may have substance sensitivities, and we will be in close quarters. The event is completely gun-free, alcohol-free, drug-free, & smoke-free (both tobacco and cannibis). Please leave these items at home, and avoid wearing fragrances so that all can participate.

Can I volunteer to help produce this fantastic event?

Absolutely! We need many, many volunteers with skills from PR to crowd control to first aid to photography to ifting and toting with a smile! Please register and our volunteer coordinators will be back with you as soon as possible!

Volunteer here:

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email organizers [at] We are an all-volunteer organization, and will do our best to get back to you quickly.

March for Science San Francisco, March for Science Silicon Valley, & East Bay Science Coalition are working together to present this "March for Science Bay Area" event.

SHOP March for Science Bay Area gear:
Added to the calendar on Thu, Mar 15, 2018 3:33PM
March for Science Bay Area to include a march around the Lake Merritt path, keynote speakers, live music, and more:

"Activities include keynote speakers Jonathan Foley (Director, Cal Academy of Sciences), Shaye Wolf (Center for Biological Diversity), Vien Truong (CEO, The Dream Corps), Kevin Keys (UCSF Postdoc in bioinformatics & genomics) & Smauel Getachew (Organizer, March for our Lives), panel discussions, food trucks, science-themed bands, and the Science Outreach Fair. The post-rally optional March will trace the lake path."
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